Like to see Japan’s best blossom? The cherries in Ueno Park are hard to beat, with more than 1,000 trees lining the central pathways and no shortage of visitors enjoying their splendour.
The best time to visit is in late March and early April and, although this means that the main areas can become rather crowded, the park is so large that quiet spots can still be found. Established in 1873 in the Taito district of Tokyo, Ueno ranks amongst the sprawling city’s best attractions, with numerous museums to visit.
Be sure to check out Tokyo National Museum, the Science Museum and the Metropolitan Art Museum, before heading to the zoo, Japan’s first and a popular place for families. Shinobazu Pond is the perfect spot for a picnic, whilst there are no shortage of paths and tracks to explore for those keen to leave the crowds behind.