Translated by MATCHA
Experience Stunning Cherry Blossoms In Central Tokyo - Chidorigafuchi
Chidorigafuchi is one of the most impeccable sakura spots in all of Tokyo - visitors are sure to be amazed by the brilliance of the colors and may even find themselves entranced by the sight of the cherry blossoms in full bloom.
Written by IshizawaYoshinori
Cherry Blossoms As You Leave the Station
If someone were to ask me where the most beautiful sakura (cherry blossom) spot in all of Tokyo was, I would have to say the Chidorigafuchi area. This area comes alive in the spring, and is an incredible place to visit.
A five minute walk from Exit 5 of Kudanshita Station; once you climb the stairs out of the subway, you will be treated to a stunning display of color.
Every spring Chidorigafuchi sees thousands of visitors who come here specifically to enjoy the cherry blossoms. You might be wondering just how many trees there are here before long.
There are 260 sakura in several different varieties, including the popular somei yoshino and yamazakura types. While this may not seem like a big number, the concentration of the trees in this area creates a pink-infused landscape that may actually be almost overwhelming at first.
An Endless Stream of Sakura - You May Find It Hard to Return to Reality
This was the Japanese author’s first time visiting the Chidorigafuchi area after arriving in Tokyo, and they were happy to report that “the sakura were very overpowering, they just kept going on and on.”
“The scenery that was before my eyes and that of my imagination started to become one. When I looked at the sakura, they almost seemed to transport me to another world, taking me further and further from reality. But the more I walked, the more the landscape itself brought me back to reality.”
This beautiful world filled with cherry blossoms is best enjoyed during peak blooming season.
The combination of both the old and new Edo castle, the deep rich greens of the moat and of the sakura is a sight sure to stir the imagination, especially of the Japanese, and of Japanese history buffs.
The branches of the trees hang down so low they almost seem to touch the surface of the moat. It might almost seem impossible to discern where the reflections of the cherry blossoms and the real flowers begin.
Everywhere you look is tinted in shades of pink.
If you plan to visit Tokyo during the spring, make sure to stop by Chidorigafuchi and lose yourself in the stunning cherry blossom displays!
Address: Chiyoda, Kudanminami 2chome to Sanbancho
Access: 5 minute walk from either Exit 5 of Hanzomon Station or Exit 2 of Kudanshita Station (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line)