Tokyo’s Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Spots Part 2: Asakusa & Sumida Riverside

Full-blooming! It was so beautiful a day in Asakusa and Sumida Riverside. I upload as many photos as possible here and all the essential information to go there!

(A NEW article of Sumida River Cherry Blossom Festival was updated! There are more beautiful photos and practical travel guides. Go to Perfect Guide of Asakusa Sumida River Cherry Blossom Festival)

Cherry Blossoms along Sumida River, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

How to get to Asakusa & Sumida Riverside Sakura Festival
http://tokyo-direct-guide.com/mustsees/asakusa.html

Basic Info on Asakusa & Sumida Riverside
All Free, no ticket
Open every day, of course

Asakusa and Sumida River have been one of the best sakura viewing spots in Yedo (Tokyo’s old name) for hundreds of years. Its beauty is sung in a song which everyone sings in music classes in Japan.

 

I saw many international travellers. They are so lucky to be here in such a warm and beautiful day! If you are a J pop lover, you’ll understand how special it is that my Nintendo 3DS StreetPass Mii Plaza welcomed a guy from Norway for the first time.

Tokyo Sky Tree from Sumida River

Tokyo Skytree is Tokyo’s new symbol.

(Actually I don’t recommend entering its observatory because its ticket reservation website is all Japanese and it’s exhausting to wait for hours when people don’t have a reservation… I once went there with a reservation ticket and it was so cool. What a loss! When they start their reservation system for international tourists, I’ll inform you as soon as possible. Now, just seeing from outside. I’ve written a post about an observatory which is fascinating but not very well-known.)

There are people waiting for their “Sakura Viewing Party” on the sheets.

 

 

 

 

 

“Sakura Festival” Lanterns

These lanterns say “Sakura-Festival” in Japanese.

The riverside is a beautiful park, some public sports center and baseball field for children.

 

 

Asakusa Station and Tokyo Skytree

Asakusa Station and Tokyo Sky Tree are seen on the left, and the golden thing is a Japanese beer company’s symbol.

It’s like being foggy… It’s typical in spring and it makes kind of romantic mood. (The air is quite clear in autumn and winter.)

I’m happy if you share this beautiful day!

Going through Kaminari-mon Gate, Nakamise Street and entering Sensoji Temple is so fine.

http://tokyo-direct-guide.com/mustsees/asakusa.html

It’s a high season and it was very crowded, but some shops offered discounts… Moreover, Buddha’s birthday is coming 8 April, so they are preparing for the ceremony.

I took great photos of Asakusa, so I updated Tokyo Direct Guide, the main site. Fantastic photos are essential for a travel guide. Hope you like it!

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Tokyo’s Other Cherry Blossom Spots

 




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