Summary of cherry blossom viewing spots: You can take photos of the Sky Tree and cherry blossoms at the same time. (Sumida/Taito-ku area, Tokyo)

Cherry blossoms are the national flower of Japan and bloom in spring with beautiful pink blossoms. “Hanami” or cherry blossom viewing, is a popular event in Japan to enjoy the arrival of spring.

This time, among a number of cherry blossom viewing spots, we will only introduce spots where you can take pictures of the famous Sky Tree, the tallest tower in the world, and cherry blossoms at the same time! Please use this as a reference when sightseeing in Tokyo in the spring.

*Because the cherry blossom period is short, around one week, it is recommended to check the blooming status in advance before going.


Tokyo and Sumida Ward Area


If you walk straight east along the Kitajikkengawa, which flows near the Sky Tree, you will find the FukujinBashi. It takes about 20 minutes on foot, but if you use a bicycle or other means, you can reach the bridge in less than 5 minutes.

This is a cherry blossom spot where you can photograph the rows of cherry trees, the river leading to the Sky Tree, and the entire Sky Tree together. You can also see people canoeing if you are lucky, as you can see in the small picture!

As an aside, while I was taking pictures, an elderly lady passing by said to me, “The cherry blossoms are beautiful,” which made my heart flutter.


TobuBashi is a bridge over the kitajikkengawa, located a minute’s walk from Tokyo Skytree Station. The above photo (left) was taken from in front of the photo spot.

This is a famous photo spot where you can take pictures of Kawazu-zakura (Types of early-blooming cherry blossoms) and the Sky Tree!

This time, the shooting was at the end of March, so the Kawazu-zakura, which bloom a month earlier than the common Somei-yoshino (Japan’s representative cherry tree species), were leaf cherry trees (cherry trees when the flowers have fallen and the leaves have emerged).
While I was feeling disappointed, I found buds of Gotenba-zakura (a species of cherry trees that have been grown in Gotemba City, near Mt! Some of them were in bloom, and it looks like early April is the blooming season, so even if we don’t see the Kawazu-zakura in time, no worries.

There was a previous photo shoot of Kawazu-zakura and the Sky Tree. Collaboration of the Sky Tree lit up at night and the cherry blossoms✨This is the only place where you can take such a close shot.

It seems that the long blooming period is a characteristic of Kawazu-zakura, so I would like to go back early next year to photograph them again.

Cherry blossoms were also found on the Skytree Town side near the Tobu Bridge. The Sky Tree is still very powerful when seen from close up.

Oshinari Bashi (おしなり橋)

Oshinari Bridge is a pedestrian bridge connecting Oshiage and Narihira. Crossing this bridge is the immediate entrance to Skytree Town, and we found another cherry tree here.

Located just between Oshiage (skytree) Station and Skytree Station (Narihira), you can take a walk through the park and photograph the cherry blossoms. The collaboration of the powerful Skytree looking up from directly below and the cherry blossoms makes for a wonderful photo opportunity.

Tobu Bridge and Oshinari Park introduced above are both spots located on the Kitajuma River. A promenade is maintained from Tobu Bridge to Keisei Bridge, so it is recommended to take a walk on a fine day while sightseeing at Sky Tree ✨

Sumida Park (隅田公園)

Sumida Park is a 5-minute walk from Honjo-azumabashi Station. Sumida Park is located on the Sumida Ward side of Sumida Park, which stretches across the Sumida River to Sumida and Taito wards.

This is right in front of Tokyo Mizumachi, a recently built commercial facility! You can reach it by walking along Mizumachi from Skytree.

There are also many cherry trees planted in Sumida Park, which is a photo spot where you can take pictures of cherry blossoms and the Sky Tree.

The park was crowded with people enjoying viewing cherry blossoms, but it is spacious enough to enjoy a leisurely picnic without being crowded. It is especially recommended for those with children!

Incidentally, the Bokutei Sakura Festival, held annually in this park for the purpose of viewing cherry blossoms, offers various events and nighttime cherry blossom viewing (cherry blossoms seen at night) with lights up at night.

Sakura Bridge(桜橋)

Sakura-bashi Bridge is a pedestrian-only bridge connecting Sumida and Taito wards, and is about a 15-minute walk from Asakusa Station.

The Sakurabashi Flower Festival is held every year at the nearby Yamayabori Square. At night, bonbori lanterns (an old-fashioned lighting device used by lighting candles) are lit, so you can enjoy the cherry blossoms at night.

The rows of cherry trees along the Sumida River that stretch about 1 km from Azuma-bashi to Sakura-bashi Bridge are also known as 1,000 cherry trees along the Sumida River and are a popular hanami spot selected as one of the 100 best cherry blossom viewing spots. You must visit this place at least once!

Taito Ward Area

Sumida Park(隅田公園)

Sumida Park is located in Sumida and Taito wards across the Sumida River. Sumida Park is divided into various areas, but this time we will introduce Sakura-no-hiroba on the Taito Ward side, to the left of Kototoi Bridge.

Sakura-no-hiroba is located a short walk up the stairs, where a project is underway to grow a thousand-year old cherry tree (a species of cherry tree believed to be nearly a thousand years old) as the symbolic tree of the park. The thousand-year cherry trees were in bloom a little early, and at the time of the interview, the cherry trees were in leaf.

This is a photo spot where you can take pictures of the Sumida River, the rows of cherry trees on the Sumida Ward side, and the Sky Tree. Food stall boats also pass by, so you can enjoy the scenery of the traditional downtown area with the cherry blossoms.

We visited several spots this time, and the photos that can be taken at this spot are my personal favorites.

This one was taken just about a week ago. The picture on the right is the Sennen-zakura I mentioned earlier. It was lit up and very beautiful ✨At night, there are not as many people as during the day, so it is recommended for those who want to take their time to take pictures.


Senso-ji Temple is one of the most popular tourist spots in Asakusa.
In spring, it is also a cherry blossom spot where visitors can enjoy the vermilion building and cherry blossoms. The best time to visit is usually from late March to early April.

Although not pictured, it is also known for its beautiful itosakura (a species of cherry tree with drooping branches) in the Denboin Garden, which can be viewed only in spring.

Senso-ji Temple is crowded all year round, but it might be a good idea to come during the cherry blossom season in spring.

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