Sakura Sa*Kaso Matsuri
Time Out says
Along with Ueno Park, Asukayama Park is one of the oldest in Tokyo, and people from all over the city have been coming here to see the sakura in spring ever since shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune had the trees planted in the first half of the 18th century. Held over two days, this annual festival is coming back for the 18th year in a row and aims to recreate the glory of Edo-era hanami parties, which were yearly highlights for the old city's residents. In addition to the daytime stalls and stage performances, the cherry blossom trees will be lit up with traditional lanterns every night (5.30pm-9pm) between March 21 and April 12. The park's miniature monorail also extends its operating hours, running from 10am to 8pm.