Explore cherry blossoms in Tokyo
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Did you know that there are a variety of different types of cherry blossoms? A few of these include the Yoshino cherry, the Oshima cherry, the Sato cherry, and the Kawazu cherry. The blooming period and petal shape for each type of tree is unique. Tokyo may have an urban image, but Yoyogi Koen Park has a vast lawn and an abundance of plants, making it a popular place for people to come see cherry blossoms in spring. After enjoying Yoyogi Koen park, head to Shibuya to experience Tokyo's pop culture. Shibuya Scramble Crossing is a sight not to miss, where 2,500 people cross at any one time. Just as impressive as Yoyogi Koen Park, at Meiji Jingu Shrine visitors can enjoy viewing Yoshino, shidare-zakura (weeping cherry), and yae cherry trees. The sight can be enjoyed even into the evening: after night falls, the cherry blossoms are illuminated. At Meiji Jingu Shrine, you'll be able to spend a relaxing time with the cherry blossoms, enough even to forget that it's located in the middle of a bustling city.
Things you need to know before the tour
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-We recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
Yoyogi Koen Park
Yoyogi Park or Yoyogi Koen is a popular park for jogging and picnicking in Shibuya, Tokyo. Popular seasons to visit are spring and autumn. In spring, Yoyogi Park turns into a great spot for cherry blossom viewing. In autumn, the park's ginko trees turn golden. The park is very spacious compared to other parks in Tokyo. Before being turned into a public park, it served as the site of the Olympic Village in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The park is located next to Meiji Shrine in the Harajuku district, not far from Shibuya.Show spot information
Shibuya Crossing is Japan’s largest and most famous scramble crossing. At busy times, about 3,000 people are said to cross the intersection during one green light! Scenes of crowds of people all starting to walk at the same time when the lights change are often presented as a spectacle symbolic of the megalopolis of Tokyo, just because of the sheer numbers of pedestrians. This is so much so that Shibuya Crossing is also included in itineraries of sightseeing tours for international visitors to Japan. It is a perennially popular photo and video shoot location and is close to the Hachiko exit of JR Shibuya station.Show spot information
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Meiji Shrine or Meiji Jingu Shrine is one of the most important Shinto shrines in Tokyo. Despite being located in the heart of Tokyo, near Harajuku and Yoyogi Park, it is surrounded by abundant nature and is great for leisurely walks. Every New Year’s day, a great number of people visit Meiji Shrine to pray for happiness. It is believed that visitors can receive blessings for love, studies, business and much more from the shrine.Show spot information