Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival – Japan Sakura Viewing Season – things to do in Tokyo Japan – Ueno Park Cherry Blossoms.

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Japan

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival

A visit to Japan’s most popular park is a must while in Tokyo. Ueno Park sits on over 130 acres and has more than enough to fill a day (or more) with beauty.

It’s easily accessible, just across from Ueno Station and is well signposted throughout. Making it really easy to navigate around and find what interests you.

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Japan

There are a number of museums located throughout the park, including the National Science Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum plus the Ueno Zoo.

We only had time to visit the Ueno Zoo, which is an outing in itself. The pandas were the absolute highlight and the crowd ooed and ahhed at their every move.

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival - Ueno Zoo Panda

You’ll also find cultural spots of interest such as Kaneji Temple and Toshogu Shrine.

We were lucky enough to visit during the annual Sakura Cherry Blossom Viewing Festival.

There were Hanami parties throughout the park and the atmosphere was electric with the crowd swelling as the day progressed.

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival

As it was the Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival there were a number of street food vendors located throughout the park. You only need to follow your nose to discover the rows of food. There were sweet treats and grilled meats on offer to enjoy beneath the cherry blossom canopy.

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival

The cherry blossoms themselves were spectacular. There were blossoms at different stages of blooming and a rainbow of shades of pinks.

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival

As you can see from the photos, the weather was glorious. Blue sky and sunshine all around.

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival - Japan Sakura Viewing Season - things to do in Tokyo Japan - Ueno Park Cherry Blossoms.

For a unique perspective of the cherry blossoms, hire a boat (or pink swan) to view the Sakura from the lake.

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival - Japan Sakura Viewing Season - things to do in Tokyo Japan - Ueno Park Cherry Blossoms.

We stayed at the Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku, the hotel was excellent – comfortable beds, clean rooms and conveniently located in walking distance to endless eating and shopping options plus Shinjuku station, which is on the same train line as most Tokyo sights, including Ueno Station and Park.

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Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival Video

Here’s a video tour of Ueno Park. Hit play below or click here to watch on YouTube.

Ueno Park Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival - Japan Sakura Viewing Season - things to do in Tokyo Japan - Ueno Park Cherry Blossoms.

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