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Introducing a Lovely Well-Kept-Secret of a Cherry Blossom Viewing Location in Tokyo! Upload Photos to Social Media in Real Time!

If you’re planning a trip to Japan in the springtime, of course you’ll want to time it to match up with cherry blossom season! However, many people want to avoid overly crowded flower-viewing areas. As such, we’ll be introducing 3 cherry blossom viewing locations in Tokyo that shouldn’t have big crowds!
We’ll also introduce a convenient and cheap pre-paid SIM card so you can post your photos of the beautiful scenery to social media in real time!

※Details on the cheap prepaid SIM card “YAMADA New Mobile” are available at the end of the article.

Recommendation #1: Showa Kinen Park

Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa City is Tokyo’s largest park, with an area of 180 hectares.
The park is home to about 1500 cherry trees of around 30 different varieties, so you can enjoy an extended cherry blossom viewing season here thanks to the different blooming times of the different varieties.
You can also enjoy poppies, tulips, and rape blossoms that all bloom at the same time as cherry blossoms.

Poppies and cherry blossoms in full bloom at Showa Kinen Park
Poppies and cherry blossoms in full bloom at Showa Kinen Park

Basic information on Showa Kinen Park

OPEN
Address
3173 Midori-cho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo[MAP]
Access
About 10 minutes from JR Chuo Line’s Tachikawa Station
Business Hours
Weekdays 9:30am-5:00pm, weekends and holidays 9:30am-6:00pm (may change depending on the season)
Tel
042-528-1751
Cherry Blossom Blooming Season
Late March through late April
Admission
Adults (15 years and older) 450 yen, children free
WEB
URL(English)

Recommendation #2: Kunitachi Daigaku Dori and Sakura Dori

Around 200 cherry trees arch over both sides of “Daigaku Dori,” a street running south from the south exit of Kunitachi Station, and “Sakura Dori,” which runs to the east and west. The beautiful city scene here is perfect for taking a stroll!
Every April, Yaho Daisan Park along Sakura Dori holds the “Kunitachi Cherry Blossom Festival,” which features dances and other performances, stalls, open-air markets, and more!

Basic Information on Kunitachi Cherry Blossom Festival

OPEN
Dates
April 6th and 7th, 2019
Address
2-34 Fujimidai, Kunitachi City, Tokyo (Yaho Daisan Park)[MAP]
WEB
URL(Japanese)
Cherry blossoms along Kunitachi Daigaku Dori
Cherry blossoms along Kunitachi Daigaku Dori

Basic Information on Kunitachi Daigaku Dori

OPEN
Address
Kunitachi City, Tokyo[MAP]
Access
Directly outside of JR Chuo Line’s Kunitachi Station
Cherry Blossom Blooming Season
Late March through early April

Recommendation #3: Sarue Onshi Park

Sarue Onshi Park is a location that offers a view of both cherry blossoms and Tokyo Skytree at the same time!
The park is home to around 200 Yoshino cherry trees, creating a gorgeous view when the trees are in full bloom. We also recommend spreading out a blanket at the central plaza and enjoying cherry blossom viewing! The park is located close to both Asakusa and Akihabara, making it an easy spot to fit into a busy travel schedule.

Rows of cherry blossoms and Tokyo Skytree
Rows of cherry blossoms and Tokyo Skytree

Basic information on Sarue Onshi Park

OPEN
Address
2-13-7 Mori, Koto-ku, Tokyo[MAP]
Access
About 2 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line and Toei Subway Shinjuku Line’s “Sumiyoshi Station”
Hours
Always open
Admission
Free
Cherry Blossom Blooming Season
Late March through early April

Details on Cheap Prepaid SIM Card “YAMADA New Mobile”

“YAMADA New Mobile” is a convenient and cheap prepaid SIM card for when you’re traveling.
This SIM card is offered by major electronic retailer “YAMADA Denki.”

YAMADA New Mobile
YAMADA New Mobile

Click Here for Details! (Japanese)

Perfect for Short-Term Use!

OPEN
Period of Usability
7 days from start of data use
Data Capacity
Unlimited
Price
4,000 yen (tax excl.)
SIM Size
Multi size

*Please use either the SIM free device or SIM lock device.
*Please note that service operation cannot be started between Tuesday at 10:00pm and Wednesday at 9:00am every week due to system maintenance.

List of Supported Devices

Where to Purchase Cheap Prepaid SIM “YAMADA New Mobile”

This SIM card can be purchased at YAMADA Denki stores across Japan.

※Some locations may not sell this product.

【YAMADA Denki LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro】

OPEN
Address
1-5-7 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo(JR Ikebukuro Station, across from East exit)[MAP]
Open
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

【YAMADA Denki Outlet Reuse & TAX FREE House】

OPEN
Address
1-41-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (JR Ikebukuro Station, immediate left from East exit)[MAP]
Open
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Click Here for Details! (Japanese)