Springtime is arguably Japan’s most beautiful season, with the weeks between late March and early April marked by the blooming of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. Sakura season, while a stunning time to be in Japan, also brings with it significant crowds, all desperate to enjoy the fleeting beauty of the pink-petaled flowers.
While Tokyo boasts many famous sakura sights, most of them become impossibly busy, especially on weekends during peak bloom. Ota Ward’s cherry blossoms spots sport equally lovely scenes with only half the crowds. Why not take a sakura-themed stroll through Ota in the spring? Follow the suggested itinerary below for a look at some of the area’s best sakura destinations.