Tagged: sakura

Yokohama – Negishi Forest Park

The Negishi Forest Park (根岸森林公園) in Yokohama is a huge, beautiful park and with more than 350 Sakura Trees it’s one of Yokohama’s most popular cherry blossom spots. The park was built in 1867 and used to be a horse racetrack for over 80 years. After the Second World War...

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) is beautiful all year round, especially during the Sakura period. The park is one of Tokyo’s most popular Hanami (Sakura viewing) spots, but is large enough to reserve a nice spot for yourself to pick-nick under the Sakura trees. The park also has a beautiful greenhouse with...

Hatanodai – Spring and Summer Events

Hatanodai (旗の台) is the neighborhood I spent most of my time in while staying in Tokyo and is a cute, convenient, little city close to Shinagawa and Shibuya. During spring the street of the Share House I stayed at turned pink and rained pretty, pink blossom for days. When you...

Takadanobaba – Astro Boy & Language Schools

Takadanobaba (高田馬場) is located in Shinjuku and is a bubbly area filled with students and young adults. Famous Waseda University (one of Japan’s well known Universities) and many Japanese language schools can be found here. The main street in front of the station has lots of cheap pubs, restaurants, some...

Classy Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka is a unique and classy neighborhood in the Meguro Ward. It has lots of cute “Zakka” (home accessories) shops, fashion boutiques, fancy restaurants, luxurious cafes and is definitely a great place to spend your Sunday afternoon. Jiyugaoka has a calm, relaxed atmosphere and is a great place to escape...

Yasukuni Sakura Matsuri

During the end of March until the beginning of April you can enjoy the Yasukuni Sakura Matsuri. The Yasukuni Shrine is one of the most popular spots to enjoy Sakura. There are about 400 Sakura Trees around the area. When all of them are in full bloom it creates a...

Senzoku Ike Park

Senzoku Ike (洗足池) Park is located in Ota-ku and is a nice place to spend your Sunday afternoon relaxing after a busy week. Senzoku Ike Park is great to visit all year round and especially during traditional festivals and the Sakura / Cherry Blossom period. During these events you can...