Sakura avenue by the Meguro River | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station 

[Sakura avenue by the Meguro River]

A hanami walk through a tunnel of sakura

The best way to enjoy hanami around the Meguro River is to stroll along the rows of sakura there. Eight hundred or so somei-yoshino cherry trees are planted along both sides of the Meguro River, stretching roughly four kilometers from the large bridge near Ikejiri Ohashi Station all the way to Fudomae and Meguro Station. The rows of towering trees create a magnificent tunnel of cherry blossoms over the water. Hanami by night with the bombori lanterns glittering on the river surface is truly enchanting. During the flowering period, events are held and the trees are illuminated at night.
Viewing period End of March to beginning of April
* Depending on the weather, natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / articles above. Furthermore, blooming and event schedules may vary. Please check the website.
Address 2-9 Shimo-meguro to 3-1 Higashiyama, Meguro Ward, Tokyo
Phone +81-3-5722-6850 (Meguro Tourism Association Inquiry time 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Closed on Saturday, Sunday and holidays) (Japanese only)
Access Take the JR Yamanote Line from "Shinagawa Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Ebisu Station", take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for approx. 3 minutes, alight at "Naka-Meguro Station" and walk for approx. 3 minutes.
URL (Meguro Tourism Association)

updated on Mar 22, 2019

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