We are right in the middle of the beautiful sakura time, when the cherry blossoms change the way the city looks and color it pink and white.
The Tokyo cherry blossoms are reaching their peak this weekend. In Ueno Park and Asakusa’s Sumida Park the cherry blossom festivals continue until Sunday, April 7. This weekend March 30 &31, the Sakurabashi Hana Matsuri is also scheduled in Asakusa near the Sakurabashi Bridge.
Instead of going out for lunch, you could have a Japanese style hanami picnic. It is a spring picnic under the cherry trees. Buy a bento box, snacks, and drinks and celebrate spring. This weekend March 30 &31, the Sakurabashi Hana Matsuri will celebrate the cherry blossoms in Asakusa. The venue is located in Sumida Park near the Sakurabashi Bridge.
“Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum” is another way to enjoy the beginning of spring. The gorgeous Japanese-style Museum garden is open until May 20, 2019. Admission: 10:00-16:00 (open until 19:30 on March 29, 30 and April 5,6,12,13). In the evenings, the garden will be illuminated so sakura viewing does not have to end at sunset.
Ueno Park and Sumida Park also have cherry blossom illuminations in the evening (until 20:00 in Ueno Park). At Sumida Park you cannot only see the flowers lighting up the night sky, but also Tokyo Skytree. The tower glows in different colors every night. Here you can see the special lighting schedule http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/enjoy/lighting/. Sumida Park’s cherry blossoms and Tokyo Skytree make a great background for spring pictures.