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Updated: March 15, 2019
The Oyokogawa, Sendaiborigawa, and Onagigawa rivers connect Monzen-nakacho to the Takahashi area. Cherry blossom trees, or sakura, line several hundred meters of the historic Fukagawa riverside. You can see them from the sidewalk or from the bridges, of course. But another way to see the cherry blossoms is by boarding a traditional Japanese boat. It feels like stepping into a watercolor painting.
The riverside is illuminated daily during the festival period. Shops from local shopping streets set up stalls, so as you gaze up at the blossoms, you can eat, drink, and enjoy the festive atmosphere. One highlight is the cherry blossom tunnel, where falling petals swirl through the air.
Note: This event is sponsored in part by the Spring Illuminations Model Business Grant, a program run jointly by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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