late-March ～ early-Apr/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing in Inokashira Park3.4
from 3/20 '20 to 4/11 '20
※Tokyo Government has requested people to refrain from a drinking party to prevent infection of coronavirus in the park.
Inokashira Park is one of the most popular spots to see Sakura cherry blossoms in Tokyo. The park is located in Kichijoji area, 20 mins by train from Shinjuku Sta.
Inokashira Park has rich nature and relaxing atmosphere. There is a large pond in the park, and you can rent a boat and enjoy paddling on the pond surrounded by pink cherry blossoms. About 500 cherry trees are planted in the park and 300 trees are around the pond.
Many varieties of cherry trees such as Somei-Yoshino, or Yae-Zakura are planted in the park and can be enjoyed from early-March till late-April. Sakura's reflection on the surface of the pond is simply fantastic and breathtaking.
In addition, the cherry trees are illuminated at night, it creates a mysterious yet beautiful scenery.
During the season, the park is really crowded with people who enjoy Hanami(spread out the picnic sheet under the cherry trees and eat and drink),so it's bustling and lively all the day long.
Kichijoji area is also home to the Ghibli Museum close to the Inokashira Park, and many stylish cafes and shops are there. You would never get bored to spend your free time!
Address: 1-18-31, Gotenyama, Musashino City, Tokyo
Access: 5 mins by walk from Kichijoji Sta(JR or Inokashira Line)
Purposeeasily accessible,couple,nature,family,if you are free,let's go,cherry blossom viewing,sightseeing,second time in Japan
Airport/Sta.Kichijoji Sta. (about 700m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.02 months ago
Love the park. Very pretty, everything very green. Benches were nice and clean, you won't find trash any where. It's a great place to sit and do nothing. Very relaxing. Beautiful scenery.
5.04 months ago
Absolutely beautiful park. There were a lot of amenities there, including a zoo, sports areas, a lovely pond with bridges over it and swan boats that can be rented to go out onto the water. If you're already in the area (for the Ghibli museum) then you should absolutely go for a walk in this park. You'll get some great pictures and have a lovely time.
5.02 months ago
Cute park which the kids had fun in. Artist stalls at weekends where I picked my wife up a gorgeous handmade necklace. Definitely going again to explore more before we leave Tokyo.
5.04 months ago
Arguably the best park in Tokyo, very well maintained. During weekend, the park is very happening with locals, within the park there are plenty of spot to hang around, relaxing with a cup of coffee. The busy walking street towards the train station has many to offer, worth to check out,
The park is connected to Ghibli’s museum, good to allow some time strolling while visiting the museum.
4.03 months ago
We took a stroll around the park before we went to ghibli Museum. It was magnificent in January!
We later went to Ghibli Museum as our tickets permitted entrance at 4. The museum was amazing, I loved it so much. They had a little 20 min screening of a movie they made; I think exclusively for the park. There weren't many seats so we had to sit on the stairs, it wasn't the comfiest but I'm glad we didn't have to wait another 20 minutes; line was about 30+ people long or so.
Cameras were prohibited in the interior of the museum, which was a bummer.