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  • About 1000 cherry trees blooming in the nature-rich park

    Mid-March – mid-April (depending on the species)
    Toneri Park

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    Toneri Park is rich in nature, with the forest, ponds, spacious grounds and sports facilities, stretching over an area of over 60 hectares. It is a great place for “forest bathing” and bird watching, and also for outdoor barbecues (by reservation only).

    Cherry blossoms 2017 at Toneri Park (amuzen article)
    © Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

    The park has about 1,000 cherry trees, including the species such as Somei Yoshino, Kanzan and Fugenzou. There is also a cherry tree called “Reagan-zakura”, known as a special envoy of US-Japan friendship. The now famous cherry trees at the Potomac River Tidal Basin in Washington, as you may know, had been originally donated by the mayor of Tokyo in 1912. In 1981, Mrs. Reagan presented to Japan, in turn, a cherry sapling propagated from one of these trees at the Tidal Basin, as a token of the American people’s appreciation for the first gift.

    Cherry blossoms 2017 at Toneri Park (amuzen article)
    © Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

    Around the time of full blooming, “Toneri Park One-Thousand Cherry Trees Festival” will be held at the park with stalls and street performances (1- 2 April 2017).

    Opt for this park for seeing the blossoms more leisurely and in a more relaxed manner, avoiding the overcrowded o-hanami sites in central Tokyo. It’s only 30 minutes away from Ueno Station by train.

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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