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  • Cherry blossoms along the Meguro River

    Mid-March – mid-April 2016
    *lighting: during cherry blossom season


    The Meguro River is without doubt one of the most popular o-hanami (cherry blossom viewing) sites in Tokyo.

    Along a stretch of 4 km of the river, more than 800 cherry trees come into bloom. The narrow upstream (between Ikejiri-ohashi Station and Nakameguro Station) offers a particularly pretty sight as blossoming branches make an arch hanging over the river.

    In the evening, during the lighting (between the Tenjin Bridge and the Horai Bridge), the view is utterly dreamy, almost magical. Naturally, though, expect the waves of crowds of people, overflowing from Nakameguro Station, up to – and all the way along – the river. Take it easy to walk at a slow pace and make the most of nature’s wonderful show.

    Not a fan of crowds? A good option is to take a visit during the day time on weekdays, or take a Meguro River cruise for viewing cherry blossoms.


  • Place name Meguro River
    *lighting: between Tenjin and Horai Bridges
    (in Japanese) 目黒川
    Website go to website  Meguro Tourism Association (in Japanese)
    Dates Mid-March – mid April 2016
    *lighting: during cherry blossom season
    *Nakameguro Sakura Festival: 3 April 2016
    *Meguro East Area Sakura Festival: 2 – 3 April 2016
    Opening hours Lighting: sunset – 9 pm
    Price free
    Address Ohashi – Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 2 min walk from  Ikejiri-ohashi Station (Tokyu Den’en Toshi Line)
    • 5 min walk from Meguro Station (JR lines)
    • 5 min walk from Fudo-mae Station (Tokyu Meguro Line)

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


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