Hanami Spot Recommendations
The warm spring sun touches the cherry buds and paints the town pink.
Kururin will introduce you to great spots to view flowers to fully enjoy springtime in Tachikawa.
This is THE hanami spot in Tachikawa
A beloved sakura spot
with countless visitors every year
Showa Kinen Park
Showa Kinen Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo, about 39 times bigger than Tokyo Dome! Thousands of people visit the park to enjoy the blossoms of around 1,500 cherry trees of about 30 different varieties. “Sakura no Sono” in the northwest corner of Minna no Harappa has big trees of the someiyoshino variety of cherries, making it a popular viewing spot in the park. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy the open sky and landscape lined with cherries.
Feel the flow of time by the gentle stream
A historical path surrounded by cherries
The Tamagawajosui Headrace dates back to the Edo period (1603-1868), and continues to provide water to the people in the Musashino Plateau. In the springtime, blossoms of cherries create a beautiful pink tunnel over the water. Take a walk along the canal to enjoy the flowers on the water and the above and the sound of the stream.
Straight out of a picture book
Be mesmerized by yellow rape flowers
and pink cherry blossoms
Cherry Trees along Zanbori River
The Zanbori River runs through Showa Kinen Park to the west of Negawa Green Way and pours into Tama River around Tappi Bridge. Head to Zanbori River from Negawa Green Way and you’ll be blessed with a beautiful pink tunnel over the water formed by cherry trees along the river. The ground is carpeted with the yellow of rape flowers and wandering butterflies, creating a pleasant contrast in color and a picture book-like scenery. A great sakura spot to remember.
Enjoy various scenic spots with sakura
A walkway full of memorable views
Negawa Green Way
Negawa Green Way is surrounded by lush nature and stretches for 1.3km in the southeast corner of Tachikawa City. Along the road, you can enjoy a hanami in 4 different zones with different themes; creatures, play, relaxation and strolls. Walk along the stream and you will encounter various scenic spots with cherries, and carp fish swimming in the water, and even a kingfisher if you are lucky. Find a charming spot nearby for lunch.
There are many more hanami spots
Kunitachi-Tachikawa Sakura Walk
Every sakura season, the tourism associations of Tachikawa and Kunitachi together to host a walking event. You can start at any spot in Kunitachi or Tachikawa, and enjoy the view of sakura along the route, including popular spots such as Sakura Dori in Kunitachi and Negawa Green Way in Tachikawa, at your own pace. Take a spring stroll with your friends or family. Participants are rewarded with a small gift at the end. The walk is hosted every year between late March to early April.
Flowers are full in bloom!
Blossoms at Showa Kinen Park
Aside from cherries, Showa Kinen Park is also a good spot to enjoy tulips, nemophilas and hydrangeas in the springtime. There are all the flowers to enjoy in the park.
late April to early May
mid June to early July
Perfect restaurants to visit after a hanami
After enjoying the beautiful spring weather and cherry blossoms, head to these special spots for a taste of spring.
Kururin introduces his favorite spots.
Enjoy delicious Neapolitan-style pizza
Enjoy spring delicaciesTopped with Brussels sprouts and anchovies, this crusty and chewy pizza is a real treat of spring. Try it with a fruity white wine.
Brussels sprouts and anchovy pizza 1,680 yen (tax included)
TOBLAR BLANC 3,250 yen (tax included )
A cozy atmosphere that entices you back many more timesKururin is happy after the delicious pizza. The smiles of the owner chef, Yuichiro Suzuki, and his staff warm up his heart as well. There is also a sakura shrimp pasta on their spring menu.
Let’s come back again, Kururin!
Experience superb sushi
at this established sushi restaurantSushi KatsuSushi Katsu has been in Tachikawa for around 70 years. They work their magic on the fish fresh from the Tsukiji market to bring out the flavor. Take your time to savor their amazing skills – this is the restaurant where you can relax and unwind yourself. The menu also has a-la-carte seafood dishes.
Special nigiri 3,000 yen (tax included )
Get to know your takeaway foods
More interested in food than flowers? Hanami is not just about viewing flowers
– eating with your friends is a big part of the fun. Let us introduce you to all the great takeaways in Tachikawa.