Sakura 2014: Kitanomaru National Garden (2014.03.31)

This park is a part of the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens and was formerly the northern fortress of Edo castle. Kitanomaru National Garden is located around 1.1 kilometers from the popular cherry blossom spot, Chidorigafuchi Ryokudo. The sakura trees around the lawn area are also in full bloom as of today. Unlike other parks in Tokyo, Kitanomaru Park is not as crowded thus provides a peaceful ambiance.

Kitanomaru Park 01Lawn area in Kitanomaru Park.

Kitanomaru Park 02Visitors enjoying their picnic under the sakura trees.

Kitanomaru Park 03Benches are also available for those without mats.

Kitanomaru Park 04Sakura near the pond in Kitanomaru National Garden.