Sakura avenue by the Meguro River | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station 

[Sakura avenue by the Meguro River]

A hanami walk through a tunnel of sakura

The best way to enjoy hanami around the Meguro River is to stroll along the rows of sakura there. The 800 or so somei-yoshino trees planted on both sides of the Meguro River for about 4 km, from the large bridge near Ikejiri Ohashi Station to Fudomae, Meguro Station, create a magnificent tunnel over the water. Hanami by night with the bombori lanterns glittering on the river surface is truly enchanting.
Viewing period End of March to beginning of April
Events 30th Nakameguro Sakura Matsuri April 3rd, 2016
12th Meguro East Area Sakura Matsuri (Spring Festa) April 2nd and 3rd, 2016
Illumination around the upstream Meguro River is planned from the beginning April, 2017.
* Depending on the weather, natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / articles above. Furthermore, blooming and event schedules may vary.
Address 2-9 Shimo-meguro to 3-1 Higashiyama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Phone +81-3-5722-6850 (Meguro Tourism Association Inquiry time  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Closed on Wednesdays) (Japanese only)
Access Take the JR Yamanote Line from "Shinagawa Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Ebisu Station", take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for approx. 3 minutes, alight at "Naka-Meguro Station" and walk for approx. 3 minutes.

updated on Aug 31, 2016

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