Many of the waka poems and haiku of old people also sang spring flowers, and for Japanese people, spring has always been "flowers".
It can even be said that the idea of "spring is cherry blossom viewing" is already imprinted in the DNA of the Japanese people.
However, in recent years, cherry blossom viewing seems to have a slightly higher proportion of dumplings.
However, enjoying dumplings while watching the beauty of flowers is a wonderful way to love one flower. The food you eat under the flowers is delicious, and the sake you drink is delicious. An indispensable event for Japanese people, isn't it cherry blossom viewing that loves spring flowers?
This time, we will introduce carefully selected cherry blossom viewing spots that are especially recommended in the Kanto region!
It is a metropolitan park that straddles Musashino City and Mitaka City in Tokyo.
There is a large pond in the park, which is one of the three major springs in Musashino City, and is filled with abundant water throughout the year.
Inokashira Park boasts a name recognition that can be said to be the top spot for cherry blossom viewing in the Kanto region.
People who live in areas other than Kanto will often hear the name of Inokashira Park.
The sight of about 500 cherry blossoms in full bloom from March to early April is a masterpiece.
It is a cherry blossom viewing spot that represents not only Kanto but also Japan.
The Meguro River runs through Setagaya, Meguro, and Shinagawa Wards and eventually joins Tokyo Bay.
In the olden days, it was a river where business was flourishing, and it is said that the name of Shinagawa Ward was derived from the fact that goods are carried and traded in this river.
Today, many items do not come and go as in the past, but instead, about 800 Yoshino cherry trees bloom along the river during the cherry blossom viewing season, and the riverside becomes like a tunnel of cherry blossoms.
It is a standard spot for cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo, which is also popular as a walking course.
Rikugien Garden, Ueno Onshi Park, and Sumida Park in Tokyo are said to be recommended cherry blossom viewing spots.
All of them are parks, but when it comes to cherry-blossom viewing, you not only want to love the flowers, but you also want to chat and enjoy the dumplings.
If it's a park, you can enjoy it with your family, so it might be fun to have a cherry blossom viewing with your family while taking a walk with a little lunch.
The cherry blossoms are lit up at night, and the mysterious beauty of the weeping cherry blossoms strikes your heart. It's nice in the morning, but it's a place you definitely want to visit to see the cherry blossoms at night.
"Ueno Onshi Park" is another famous cherry blossom viewing spot where about 800 cherry blossoms bloom.
What is your favorite spot for cherry blossom viewing, where not only cherry blossoms but also seasonal plants will delight your eyes? Many people mention the name of this park.
In addition, there are many facilities near Ueno Park that can be enjoyed by friends and couples, such as museums, so it's fun to stroll around while watching the cherry blossoms.
From between Azumabashi and Sakurabashi over the Sumida River, it is popular that you can enjoy the contrast between Tokyo Sky Three and Sakura.
Since it is a famous place for cherry blossoms in the Edo period and the Sky Tree, it is a beautiful and mysterious sight that the present and the old are intermingled.
Also, at night, the rows of cherry blossom trees are lit up, and houseboats slowly cross the river.
It's nice to have a drink while watching the cherry blossoms at night from the houseboat.
Speaking of cherry blossoms, we cannot forget the "Akagi South Senbonzakura" in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture.
More than 1000 cherry trees have been planted on a large site.
Moreover, those cherry blossoms are not Yoshino cherry trees, but they are of various types, which is surprising.
You will be impressed that there are various types of cherry blossoms. If you want to enjoy the cherry blossoms themselves, this is the first place to visit.
Many cherry blossoms are also planted in the adjacent "Miyagi Senbon Sakura no Mori", and during the cherry blossom viewing period, there are also strong product exhibitions, folk performing arts, and stage performances.
The number is also wonderful, so when it is in full bloom, it is a wonderful cherry blossom-colored landscape.
Kanagawa Prefecture "Prefectural Mitsuike Park" "Odawara Castle Ruins Park"
"Prefectural Mitsuike Park" in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, which is also selected as one of the 100 best cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan, is famous for having more than 1,500 cherry blossoms bloom all at once in the spring.
The three ponds in the park add flowers to the spectacular view of the cherry blossoms, and the scattered cherry blossom petals sway on the surface of the water. It's nice to see the cherry blossoms in bloom, but the scattered flowers are also beautiful.
It is also a style that the number of petals playing on the surface of the water gradually increases from full bloom.
As many as 600 Yoshino cherry trees bloom in a place that makes you feel the history of the castle ruins, and in the spring, a cherry blossom festival is held around the castle.
The place where the walls of the castle can be seen and hidden in the illuminated cherry blossoms can be said to be a scenery unique to Japan.
"Kawagoe Park" and "Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi" in Saitama Prefecture
From Saitama Prefecture, we will introduce "Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi" and "Kawagoe Park".
"Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi" has been a famous cherry blossom viewing spot since the Edo period, and has been selected as one of the 100 best cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan.
At the same time, rape blossoms are in full bloom, and the contrast between cherry blossoms and rape blossoms, and pink and yellow is a word of "superb!".
During the cherry blossom season, there is a premonition of illumination, and it is loved as a spot where you can easily enjoy a walk.
It's close to the station and has excellent access.
As soon as you exit the south exit of Kumagaya Station, you should see the cherry blossoms that bloomed all over the bank.
The best time to see the cherry blossoms in Kanto is around the beginning of April, and the cherry blossom season ends earlier than in Tohoku.
However, the feature of "Kawagoe Park" is that you can enjoy the cherry blossoms until the end of April.
Speaking of late April, I get the impression that it is quite long considering the cherry blossoms in the Kanto region.
Kawagoe Park, where you can enjoy barbecue and sports, has a tree-lined road with more than 300 cherry trees, and many double-flowered cherry trees that bloom later than Somei Yoshino cherry trees are planted, so you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing for a long time in the Kanto region. Known as a spot.
Sakura is a flower that can be said to be a symbol of Japan.
There is a trial of pollinosis in spring, but when you think that cherry blossoms are in bloom and there is cherry blossom viewing, it can be exciting.
The cherry blossoms in Kanto are in full bloom from mid to early March.
Flowering information is posted on the official websites of each local government and park, so please check it out and visit for the best time to see it.