Nihombashi cherry blossom festivals  Spring festivals in Nihombashi

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Delightful seasons of Nihombashi

Delightful seasons of Nihombashi

Nihombashi has many well-known cherry blossom destinations, like Edo Sakura-dori and Hamamachi-ryokudo streets, and hosts various events during sakura season each year. Enjoy one or all of these elegant functions that are both urban and traditional.

Nihombashi cherry blossom festivals

This section introduces events in Nihombashi organized around cherry blossoms. Explore the area in a buoyant mood in spring.

Nihonbashi Sakura Festival

The beauty of cherry blossoms and of Japan

The festival comprises multiple events for experiencing Japan’s unique charms, such as decorations depicting cherry blossoms, the Sakura Bar (provisional title) where you can tour shops serving liquor and light meals, and the Sakura Bus which circles popular sakura destinations... At night, historical buildings are illuminated to create a breathtaking cityscape.

  • Image from the 2014 festival
Dates Fri., March 18–Sun., April 10, 2016 (scheduled)
URL http://www.nihonbashi-tokyo.jp/en/sakura2016/(External link)

Nippachikai Sakura Matsuri

A majestic illumination display

The avenue stretching from JR Tokyo Station Yaesu North Exit to Nihombashi Kayabacho is lined with 169 cherry trees that tint the cityscape a pale pink. Enjoy the blossoms illuminated at night between Sotobori-dori and Showa-dori streets, as well as a variety of events.

  • Stalls offer a variety of goods
  • Brilliant illumination displays
Dates First Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of April each year (scheduled)
URL http://www.28kai.jp/festival/sakura2016.html(External link)

Amazake Yokocho Sakura Matsuri

2,500 complimentary cups of sweet sake

The Somei Yoshino and Oshima Cherry varieties of cherry tree bloom to create a pale pink arch on Hamamachi-ryokudo Street intersecting Amazake Yokocho (Sweet Sake Alley). The festival on this “sweet sake alley” hands out 2,500 cups of sweet sake for free, and organizes a drawing for winning well-known products offered in the shopping district.

  • The festival attracts a huge crowd
  • Amazake is handed out to visitors
Dates Sun., March 27, 2016
Contact information 03-3666-7662 (Amazake Yokocho Store Association; Japanese only)
URL http://amazakeyokocho.jp/(External link)

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