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Updated: February 27, 2019
The banks of the Sumidagawa River have been a famous destination for cherry blossom viewing since the Edo period. This festival takes place on the Taito City side of Sumida Park, which contains 510 cherry trees, including the Somei-yoshino and Oshima varieties. As you walk along the riverbanks, you can take in the stunning sight of the blooming cherry trees with the Tokyo Skytree in the background. Other fun activities include taking a ride on a traditional yakatabune boat or on the Tokyo Water Bus, both of which will give you panoramic views of the trees as you float down the river. The festivities continue after the sun goes down—the trees are illuminated, giving you an opportunity to try out yozakura (nighttime cherry blossom viewing).
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