Tram to Enjoy Spring to the Fullest! Use the Toei Marugoto Kippu (Toei One-day Pass) to View the Cherry Blossoms♪Read Later
In this article, I'll introduce a plan including a fashionable sundries shop and cafe you can enjoy while going around to see the cherry blossoms in several places along the Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden Arakawa Line). For this itinerary, make use of the Toei Marugoto Kippu to take unlimited rides on the Tokyo Sakura Tram.
The cherry trees in Tokyo are expected to be in full bloom on April 3rd of 2018. The 1 to 2 weeks since then will see the most exquisite beauty of cherry blossoms. The must-visit hamami (“cherry blossom viewing”) spots in Tokyo are listed here for your reference. We wish you a pleasant hanami tour ♡
Shimbashi, the gateway to Odaiba, Tokyo. If you approach Daiba Station on the Yurikamome Line, a veritable forest of skyrises, the Shiodome district, comes into view. The Hamarikyu Gardens are nestled in the depths of Shiodome. A “carpet of rape blossoms” blooms there every year in March.
Although May 5th is now called Children’s Day in Japan, it was traditionally a festival for boys. So in keeping with tradition, families with boys still fly large carp-shaped streamers, called koinobori, from their houses to pray for the health and happiness of their children. Tatebayashi City starts flying their impressive collection of over 5,000 streamers at the end of March, so that residents and visitors can enjoy the view of the streamers alongside the cherry blossoms.
Fukuoka Castle Cherry Blossom FestivalRead Later
Every year a grand cherry blossom festival is held in Fukuoka City’s Maizuru Park, where around 1000 cherry trees bloom beautifully in the spring.
Fukuoka Castle, with a history of over 400 years, also stands in the park’s grounds. (The castle is sometimes also referred to as Maizuru Castle.)
During the cherry blossom festival, the park is packed with people coming to look at the flowers, all the way into the night!
The Inabe City Agricultural Park is located in Mie Prefecture. This park is home to 4500 plum trees of 100 different varieties, and people come to see the plum blossoms in bloom every year from February through March.
Mito City's Kairakuen Garden is a famous plum blossom viewing spot. And on weekends during the period of the Plum Blossom Festival you can get from Ueno Station to the temporary Kairakuen Station by special limited express trains "Hitachi" and "Tokiwa" in about an hour.
Daisen City of Akita Prefecture is famous for the “Zenkoku Hanabi Kyogi Taikai (National Fireworks Competition),” otherwise known as “Omagari no Hanabi.” The national competition, held in the summer, is one of Japan’s three major fireworks competitions. The fireworks season is greatly anticipated in Daisen City, a city of fireworks, so every year the city puts on a show of new fireworks! This year, the show is “New Fireworks Collection 2018.”
Young firework specialists from across the country painstakingly craft extremely creative small fireworks, present them, and compete.