Aoyama Cemetery (青山霊園) is located in Aoyama, Minato, not far from Roppongi. The cemetery is famous for its cherry blossoms and many people visit it during hanami season. When I visited, the blossoms were already past their peaks and petals were falling from the trees and covering the tombs and alleys.
Above, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower.
Above, central road.
Above, Tokyo Midtown.
Above, a minimalist tomb.
Above, christian tombs.
Starting at Oji station, I walked on a pedestrian path along the Takinogawa River (滝野川) until I reached Naka-Itabashi station. The path is lined with many cherry trees.
Above, fallen petals covering the river.
With more than 600 cherry trees, Yoyogi Park is a popular hanami spot for the Harajuku crowd.
With over 1,000 cherry trees, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is one of the best and most popular spots for hanami in Tokyo.
Omiya Park (大宮公園) is a public park in Omiya, Saitama Prefecture, about 30min north of Tokyo. The park contains many cherry trees, a zoo and a museum. It is also the location of the shinto Hikawa Shrine (氷川神社).
Above, squirrel mascot of the Omiya Ardija, a J-League football team.
Above, torii on the path to the Hikawa Shrine.
Above, Hikawa Shrine.
Above, Omiya Park.
Above, bird in the free zoo inside the park.
Above, giant inflatable daruma doll at the Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Floklore.
Above, turtles in a pond near the shrine.
Asukayama Park is a park located in Oji, Tokyo. It was established by Shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa in the early 18th century to serve as good hanami (cherry blossom viewing) spot for Edo citizens.
Above, pedestrian path along the Takinogawa River, near Oji station.
Above, stairs to the Oji Shrine.
Above, Oji Shrine.
Above, entrance to Asukayama Park.
Above, looking in the direction of the Oji Shrine.
Above, ornamental cabbage.
Above, Kita City Asukayama Museum.
Just like the Kanda River, the Meguro River in southern Tokyo is lined with concrete and cherry trees. It is a very popular spot during cherry blossom season and, even on a week day, it was quite crowded. The path starts at Ikejiri-Ohashi station near the Meguro Sky Garden. The crowd thins out considerably east of Meguro station but there are still cherry trees all the way to Shinagawa.
Above, a TV crew was covering the blossoms.
Above, this is the place where the Meguro River Winter Illuminations are set.
Above, I made a detour to the Shinagawa Shrine and its Fujizuka.
Above, view from the top of the Fujizuka.
Starting at Edogawa Park in Bunkyo, I walked on a pedestrian path along the Kanda River until I reached Takadanobaba. The river is lined with cherry trees that were at their peak bloom when I visited.
Above, the pagoda at the garden of Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo.
Above, Shin-Edogawa Garden.
Ueno Park is one of the most popular spots for hanami in Tokyo. During the festival, 1000 lanterns illuminate the park at night. There are also other events.