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Ueno Sakura Festival 2019 – Experience Hanami in Tokyo!

Mami

Shimizu

Writer

Are you coming to Japan in spring? Then, here is one thing you don’t want to miss – Ueno Sakura Festival. In Japan, you can enjoy various events in each season. Among them, spring is the best season to visit especially if you love flowers and nature! From late March to mid-April, cherry blossoms bloom through the Japanese archipelago.  You will experience hanami everywhere. (hanami is an activity when people gather under the cherry blossoms trees with food and drinks to enjoy spring with their company.) In this article, I will introduce a famous hanami spot in Ueno, Tokyo and a Sakura festival.

Hanami in Ueno Onshi Park

Ueno is one of the famous sightseeing spots for travelers, and Ueno Onshi Park is a mecca for hanami in Tokyo. One remarkable point about this park is not in its size or location, but the fact that this is the first park in Japan to be assigned as a park in 1873. There are about 800 cherry trees with 50 different kinds of cherry blossoms. Besides, about 2 million people visit the park for hanami during Sakura festival. I suggest you see lightened up cherry blossoms when you visit Onshi park at night. Over 800 paper lanterns will be turned on from 5:30 pm to 8 pm during the blooming season.

Things You Can’t Do at Hanami

Troubles can easily happen at a crowded public place, especially with alcohol. To avoid getting into troubles or causing one, being polite and keeping good manners is what you must remember to enjoy hanami. Please check the suggestion list below!

No shaking or breaking the cherry blossoms trees

– they can get sick and no flowers will bloom the year after. In the worst case, the damaged tree can wither.

No fire or smoking

– you don’t want to risk burning stuff in such a crowded place

No throwing away garbage

– a big amount of garbage is not supposed to be thrown away at any park. Bring back your trash.

No making too much noise

– many people are drunk and may be too loud, but you better remember there are children and elders there too.

Details and Access

Dates: March 21st – April 7th , 2019 (estimated). The best timing to see the cherry blossoms there is usually from late March to the beginning of April. There are only a few days to see the full bloom. However, the timing can change depending on the climate each year.

Place: Ueno Onishi Park

Address: 5-20 Uenokoen, Taitō, Tokyo

Official website (Japanese only): http://www.city.taito.lg.jp/smph/index/event/kanko/uenosakuramatsuri.html

Access:

Since Ueno is one of the biggest towns in Tokyo, you can access it super easily by train. This park is located right in front of Ueno station, which is a big station with 6 different lines – Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.

Other Things to Do In Ueno Onshi Park

Ueno Onshi Park is full of entertainment. There are boat rides at the park, the Ueno zoo, National Museum of nature and Science, Tokyo Art Museum, Toshogu Shrine, and more! Also, Ameyoko shopping street is on the other side of Ueno station. You can spend all day exploring and experiencing Ueno.

Closing Remarks

As you can already see, Ueno Onshi Park is an attractive place to visit. Come enjoy the Japan’s most proud flower this spring at Ueno Onshi Park! Besides, during the Sakura festival, you will find numerous food stalls with festival food and drinks. Plus, there will be a lot of treats of pink color resembling Sakura petals!

If you would like to explore this festival and have fun with  a friendly local guide, please check the banner below!

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Enjoy Sakura in Japan!

Cherry blossoms are an essential part of Japanese culture. And, viewing cherry blossoms (Hanami) is very popular in Japan during the spring. This is because cherry blossoms, which the Japanese call “Sakura” are stunning at this season.

If you are planning to visit Japan this spring and want to discover more cherry blossoms spots in Kyoto area, please check the following article. It’s covering the best Hanami spots in the old capital and provides you with the essential information, so you can get the most from your Sakura trip!

Here’s the link. URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/2566/ 

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. It will be a miss if you don’t visit Osaka to see cherry blossoms when you are in the Kansai area in spring. Please check the following article to find out the best cherry blossoms viewing spots in Osaka and Kansai!

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Kyoto and Osaka have many beautiful spots to see Cherry blossoms. However, other areas also have excellent places for hanami. Tokyo features many of those spots as well! If you are in Tokyo around spring and looking for a place to see cherry blossoms, Why don’t you check the following article?

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/1805/

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Mami Shimizu

A mama writer from Hyogo, who loves her life in countryside, spending time with her family, and singing while driving.

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