Going to Chidorigafuchi was one of the most wonderful experiences we had during our two week trip to Japan. The blossoms were so amazing that I got my phone out and filmed a bit when we arrived – make sure you view it in high quality:
Even though we went there on a grey day, the blossoms of Chidorigafuchi made us forget about the clouds above our heads. People were out in their hundreds just to catch the cherry trees in full bloom and maybe even go for a row in the river. There’s no park here, but there is Chidorigafuchi Path along the river which has an incredible view of the sakura.
Although I haven’t been to every cherry blossom spot in Tokyo, I’m pretty sure that nothing can beat this (Japan Talk also have it as number one). It’s probably the most iconic image of Japanese cherry blossoms you’ll see, apart from those with Mount Fuji in the background! Expect it to be veeery busy during the hanami season, make sure you follow the direction of traffic (!), and if you want to go rowing you will have to join a very long queue (we skipped it as we were too tired already). All worth it though, I promise.
I think the nicest way to get the Chidorigafuchi might be to walk through the Imperial Palace East Gardens first if you’re coming from Tokyo station or if you’ve just been shopping in Ginza. The nearest stations are Kudanshita, Hanzomon, and Ichigaya.
Seeing all the cherry blossoms in Tokyo and Kyoto was such a wonderful experience.
What are the best blossoms you’ve ever seen?