Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum
15 March – 17 April 2016
An integral part of Ueno Park, but away from its overflowing tourist crowds, the Tokyo National Museum is a fabulous spot for o-hanami (cherry blossom viewing).
The museum has a spacious Japanese-style garden, adorned with a pond and five tea houses. In spring the garden is tinted in soft shades of pink by a number of cherry trees (of more than 10 species), which gently come into bloom in succession. During the season, the precincts are exceptionally opened to the museum visitors for strolling through the spring garden (“Spring-time Opening of the Museum Garden”).
During the o-hanami period, the Museum showcases selected masterpieces, including “important cultural properties”, decorated with cherry blossom motifs. It also offers a series of gallery talks, workshops, concerts and guided tours on various themes.
All the more reason to celebrate cherry blossoms at Japan’s oldest museum.
Place name The Tokyo National Museum (in Japanese) 東京国立博物館 Website go to website Phone 03-5405-8686 (Hello Dial) Dates 15 March – 17 April 2016
*Opening of the garden (until 7:30 pm on 25 March, 1 and 8 April 2016, with lighting of cherry blossoms)
Opening hours 9:30 am – 5 pm
*until 8 pm on Fridays (from 25 March onwards); until 6 pm on Saturdays & Sundays (from 26 March onwards)
*Last admission: 30 min before closing
Price ￥620 (University students: ￥410) Address 13-9 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo Getting there
- 10 min walk from Ueno Station (JR lines: Park Exit)
- 10 min walk Uguisudani Station (JR lines: South Exit)
- 15 min walk from Nezu Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.