Sakura in Tokyo: Chidorigafuchi「千鳥が淵」

Many of the locals recommended this place for sakura viewing. Initially I was puzzled by the name as I had never heard of Chidorigafuchi「千鳥が淵」 and was wondering where this was, but I later found out that it’s actually one of the moats of the Imperial Palace.

Thus, I tried to make my way there and had exited from the subway station, but ended up following the crowds to get to the sakura viewing site (heh heh… was assuming that everyone was there for the cherry blossoms – but I was right!) and the sight which greeted me just took my breath away!!

Boats may be hired for rides around the moat.

Had a wander around and took this shot of the sakura with one of the gates to the palace.

Here’s a picture that I took under sakura trees.

Even the birds were enjoying the flowers! (^o^)

This is definitely one of the best spots to admire the cherry blossoms in Tokyo!


Getting there by the Tokyo Subway:
Tokyo Metro Kudanshita Station – 5 min. from Exit 2 – Toei Shinjuku Line, Metro Hanzomon Line, Metro Tozai Line
Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Station – 5 min. from Exit 5 – Hanzomon Line

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