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Updated: May 1, 2023
Note: The 2023 installment of this event has already taken place.
The avenue of cherry blossom (sakura) trees along the main path of Ueno Park is famous across Japan. It's long been a popular spot for blossom viewing, and was even celebrated in a haiku by the acclaimed poet Matsuo Basho. During the festival, the path will be illuminated by 800 hanging lanterns.
Ueno Park began as grounds for Toeizan Kaneiji Temple, where some members of the Tokugawa family—who ruled Japan in the Edo period—are buried. In modern times, hundreds of thousands of visitors visit every day during cherry blossom season. Come and enjoy the extraordinary beauty of 800 Somei-yoshino cherry trees in full bloom, and discover other park events such as the Aozora Antique Market.
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