Chiyoda Cherry Blossom Festival

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Held in and around Kitanomaru Park and Chidorigafuchi Moat with its fabulous cherry trees, the Chiyoda Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the most popular in Tokyo.

What happens?

The trees are illuminated at night until 10 p.m. and you can take a rowing boat out onto the Chidorigafuchi Moat next to the Imperial Palace. The boating hours are even extended into the evening during the festival (until 8:30 p.m.) so you can enjoy both at once.

Note that there will be no food stalls around the moat this year, but you can find things to eat near Tokyo Station and at Tokyo Torch Park.

Not a bad sunset. | Photo by Jui-Chi Chan/iStock Editorial/Getty Images Plus via Getty Images

When does cherry blossom start in Tokyo?

Keep up to date with the latest cherry blossom forecast in our article. For all the blossom spots, 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!

  • Cherry blossoms and swan lake.
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