Sakura 2017: Inokashira Park

Visit Date: 04/10/2017 (Best Time: early April)

Inokashira Park (井の頭恩賜公園) is a 43-hectares park that sits on both Mitaka and Musashino cities. It is located on the western side of Tokyo and easily accessible via the lively Kichijoji neighborhood. The park’s large pond is one of the favorite sakura spot in Tokyo with its 250 cherry trees lining up its banks.

The cherry trees around the park are already in full bloom. Some of the petals started to fall, which may be due to the winds and rain the previous day, but are still very much gorgeous.

Sakura trees line-up the banks of the large pond.

Visitors can rent paddle and row boats and enjoy the view from the water.

Fallen petals on the pond.

Hanami area on the south bank of the pond.

Lovely spring colors reflected on the water.

View from the east end of the pond.

Status of most of the cherry blossoms.

Visitors appreciating the view from rented row and paddle boats.

The cloudy day provided a good cherry blossom viewing opportunity.

Useful Info:
Park Name: Inokashira Park (井の頭恩賜公園 Inokashira Onshi Kōen)
Address: Gotenyama 1-chome, Kichijoji-Minami-cho 1-chome, Musashino City; Inokashira 3/ 4/ 5-chome, Shimo-Renjaku 1-chome, Mure 4-chome, Mitaka City

Contact Information: Inokashira Park Administration
Inquiries: 0422-47-6900
Address: 1-18-31 Gotenyama, Musashino-shi 180-0005

– 5-minute walk from Kichijoji Station (JR Chuo line, Keio-Inokashira line)
– 1-minute walk from Inokashira-Koen (Keio-Inokashira line)