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Enjoy Cherry Blossoms and Gourmet Food on a Tram This Spring in Tokyo!

Cherry blossoms herald in spring in Japan. In Tokyo, they begin to bloom in late March. This article will introduce a sightseeing plan for Tokyo that combines cherry blossom viewing and gourmet foods in a ride on “Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden Arakawa Line),” which takes an efficient route through great cherry blossom locations!

The Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival - Tokyo

Every spring, gaggles of residents and tourists alike flock to Ueno Park to admire the beauty that is the cherry blossom. With over 1,200 cherry trees, Ueno Park prides itself as being one of Tokyo’s most popular spots for hanami, or cherry blossom viewing.

Tokyo – Ohtori Shrine in Asakusa "Tori-no-Ichi"Festivals

"Tori-no-Ichi"Festivals is a festival held across Japan so that people can pray for good business and monetary luck. It is held in various locations during November, but the "Tori-no-Ichi" held at Ohtori Shrine, known for being particularly auspicious, is said to receive the most visitors and boast the most stalls.

[Tokyo] A Shopping District for Cooking Utensils! The 35th Kappabashi Dougu Matsuri (Kappabashi Tool Festival)

“Kappabashi Dougu Street” is a shopping district between Tokyo’s Asakusa and Ueno areas that extends around 800 meters from north to south.
It is an interesting shopping district, where around 170 shops all related to “food” items all gather, selling the obvious items like cooking utensils and tableware, as well as other things like restaurant signboards.
A large-scale tool festival is held annually in October, during which there are great sales and even lotteries! There are also food stalls set up during the festival, so you can enjoy delicious food too!

In Tokyo, There's a Capsule Hotel With a View of the Sky Tree!  Khaosan Tokyo Samurai

There's a capsule hotel in Asakusa named, "Khaosan Tokyo Samurai".
It's located just 2 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express, or a 10-minute walk from Tawara-Machi Station on the Metro Ginza Line. From here, you can walk to Sensoji Temple and Kaminarimon.
Since Asakusa is a popular tourist attraction, there are many restaurants and souvenir shops in the vicinity of the hostel, making it a very convenient place.