A short, breezy walk from the Tokyo Skytree is Sumida Park, home to not one but two of Tokyo’s best cherry blossom festivals, the Sumida Park Sakura Matsuri and the Bokutei Sakura Matsuri. The Bokutei centers around the park’s kilometer-long line of cherry trees, and features night illuminations and festival stalls. Since the flowers stretch for such a long way, be sure to wear your good shoes and be prepared for a little bit of night chill to get the most out of your nocturnal hanami.
When does cherry blossom start in Tokyo?
For 2019, the Japan Weather Association’s forecast for Tokyo puts first bloom at the 22nd of March, with the best viewing times to be around April 3rd. For all the blossoms, see our Best Cherry Blossoms Spots in Tokyo Mega Guide, for late-night views check out our guide to Yozakura events and for elsewhere in Japan check our forecast!To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.