The Tokyo cherry blossoms are at their peak now. The Cherry Blossom Festivals in Ueno Park and Asakusa’s Sumida Park continue until Sunday, April 9. Bring a bento box, snacks, and drinks and have a Japanese style hanami picnic.
Another prime spot to see the cherry trees at their best is Yanaka Cemetery. Take a walk under the sakura trees and explore the streets of the old Yanaka district.
Two gorgeous Japanese gardens are also open to the public for the springtime. The Museum Garden at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno is open until May 7, 2017. Admission: 10:00-16:00 (free with regular museum admission). The Denbo-in Garden at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa is open until May 8, 2017. Admission: 10:00-16:00 (300 yen).
This Saturday, April 8 don’t miss the Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Matsuri. The highlight of this special cherry blossom event is the Edo Yoshiwara Oiran-dochu procession of oiran geisha in elaborate traditional outfits.