Sakura has started! Shinjuku Gyoen Garden Cherry Blossoms

Shinjuku Gyoen Garden is one of the best places to enjoy the cherry blossoms in Tokyo.  I recently went there to see if ‘sakura‘ had already started.  Many of the trees were already in full bloom, while others were nearly, nearly there.


 This tree greets you at the Okubo entrance.


Some of the trees were already in full bloom on 26th March.shinjuku_gyoen_sakura3

These trees were rather popular!

shinjuku_gyoen_sakura4The lakes in the garden are dotted with various cherry blossom trees.


shinjuku_gyoen_sakura6It will take a few more days for some of the trees.

shinjuku_gyoen_sakura7Even the ones that are not yet in full bloom are worth coming to see.

shinjuku_gyoen_sakura8There are loads of different types, so it’s not really a case of ‘seen it, got the t-shirt’.


There are lots of places to have a nice relaxing sit down, or sleep, under the cherry blossom trees!

For more information, check out our Shinjuku Gyoen Garden travel guide.

Do you have some cool sakura photos and want to put them on Cheapo Japan?  Please contact us!

Published by Matthew Baxter

Japan travel writer and onsen addict

One thought on “Sakura has started! Shinjuku Gyoen Garden Cherry Blossoms

Comments are closed.