Festivities may not take place every day during this date range. Please check the festival's official page for more details.
As one of Tokyo’s most popular landmarks, Ueno Park is extremely easy to find. You can travel by train to Ueno Station or Keisei Ueno Station, which will drop you off within a five-minute walking distance to the park, or by plane from Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) and take the train from there. Plenty of parking lots and structures are near the park if you’re coming by car.
Ueno Park sits in a bustling, vibrant part of Tokyo, with plenty of nearby hotels and Airbnbs. Use our handy interactive map to find the perfect place to stay for all of your sight-seeing!
Timing is Everything
With such a short window to see a full bloom, timing is everything. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) records and reports the cherry blossom front, which can be used to forecast when a full bloom will occur in a certain area. While Ueno Sakura Matsuri typically occurs some time between late March and early April, weather affects its punctuality, and changing temperatures or an onslaught of rain can cut your opportunity short.
The good news is that when it’s sakura season, cherry blossoms are pretty much all the news talks about. Be sure to check in often with local news outlets for the JMA’s most recent and up-to-date forecast to plan your trip!
So Much to See and Do!
With Ueno Park nestled in the heart of Tokyo and so many attractions in and around the park, you’ll want to find accommodations close by. Ueno Park is home to the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Nature and Science, the National Museum of Western Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and the Shitamachi Museum.
It also boasts Japan’s oldest zoo, which houses over 2,600 animals, and the Toshogu Shrine, which is beautifully decorated with intricate carvings and radiant gold foil. Many historical landmarks are within walking distance of the area as well. Make your trip to Ueno Sakura Matsuri well worth it by seeing the city as well!