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7 famous places for enjoying plum blossoms in Tokyo

It is in February when enjoy plum blossoms. Since ancient times, plum blossoms has been regarded as elegant thing together with pine trees and bamboos for its bursting into bloom in cold winter, and loved by people.

This time, Manga de Japan has collected the 2019 plum blossoms enjoying information within the shortest time for everyone! So I'd like to introduce to you the seven famous plum blossoms-enjoying places in downtown Tokyo and the outskirts of Tokyo.

Sugawara no Michizane is worshipped at Yushima-tenmangu Shrine, and many tourists are attracted to come here by its Baikasai, the popularity is very high. In the courtyard of the Yushima Tenjin Shrine, there are about 300 plums of more than 10 varieties around the Japanese apricot such as sirakaga-ume. In addition, there are many flowing booths and various of activities will be held here.

Yushima-tenmangu Shrine

▪️Best enjoying period: mid-February to early March
▪️Baikasai: February 8, 2019(Fri) ~ March 8, 2019(Fri)
▪️Address: No.3-30-1, Yushima, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo
▪️Opening hours: 8:00 ~ 19:30
▪️Cost: Free
▪️Way of arrival:
Yushima Station on Chiyoda Line, No.3 Exit, 2 minutes walk
Uenohirokouji Station on Ginza Line, 5 minutes walk
Uenookachimachi Station on Oedo Line, A4 Exit, 5 minutes walk
JR Okachimachi Station, North Exit, 8 minutes walk

▪️Homepage: http://www.yushimatenjin.or.jp/pc/index.htm

Sugawara no Michizane is also worshipped at Kameidoten-jinja Shrine. From early blossom to late blossom, there are many varieties of plum blossoms for enjoying. During baikasai, tea party, Edokiriko live show and demonstration sale, Kameido famous brands market will also be held here.

Kameidoten-jinja Shrine

▪️Best enjoying period: mid-February to early March
▪️Baikasai: mid-February to early March
▪️Address: No.3-6-1, Kameido, Koto Ward, Tokyo
▪️Opening hours: free to walk and enjoy
▪️Cost: Free
▪️Way of arrival: JR Kameido Station, North Exit, 15 minutes walk

▪️Homepage: http://kameidotenjin.or.jp

Koishikawa Koraku Garden is located near the Tokyo Dome, which was originally built from the garden in Edo period and was designated as a special national historical site and special attraction of Japan. It covers an area of over 70,000 square meters and has beautiful scene of bairin that can make people forget the noise of metropolis. During " Umeka Overflowing Garden" in baikasai, the activities such as edoitoayaturi, zither concert, guided tour for plum blossoms / garden will be held here.

Koishikawa Koraku Garden

▪️Best enjoying period: mid-February to early March
▪️Baikasai: February 9, 2019(Sat) ~ March 3, 2019(Sun)
▪️Address: No.1-6-6, Koraku, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo
▪️Opening hours: 9:00 ~ 17:00
(the latest admission time is 16:30)
▪️Cost: 300 yen for general ticket, 150 yen for above 65 years old
*Free of charge for primary school students living in Tokyo and students who are studying in middle school.
▪️Way of arrival:
Iidabashi Station on Oedo Line, C3 Exit, 3 minutes walk
Iidabashi Station (West-East Line / North- South Line / Yurakucho Line) A1 Exit, 8 minutes walk
Korakuen Station (Marunouchi Line / North- South Line) No.1 Exit, 8 minutes walk
JR Iidabashi Station, East Exit, 8 minutes walk

▪️Homepage: https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/event/42355.html#googtrans(en)

Ikegamibaien Garden is a quiet garden on a sloping hill, where visitors can look out the plums while climbing the slopes. There are Japanese‐style room and tea room, so it is an excellent place to spend a day in the flavour of bairin.

Ikegamibaien Garden

▪️Best enjoying period: mid-February to early March
▪️Address: 2 Chome-2-13 Ikegami, Ota Ward, Tokyo
▪️Opening hours: 9:00 ~ 16:30
(the latest admission time is 16:00)
▪️Cost: 100 yen for adults
(above 16 years old and below 65 years old)
20 yen for children
(above 6 years old and below 16 years old)
▪️Way of arrival:
Nishimagome Station on Toei Asakusa Line, 10 minutes walk

▪️Homepage: https://www.city.ota.tokyo.jp/shisetsu/park/ikegamibaien.html

Keio-mogusaen Garden is garden rebuilt on the basis of local Syouren-ji Temple after the baptism of the times in order to trace Tokugawa Nobuyasu, the eldest son of Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Edo era. There are about 500 plum blossom in the garden of about 26,000 square meters, one of them, Jushobai, which is more than 300 years old, is the most worth enjoying.

Keio-mogusaen Garden

▪️Best enjoying period: early February to early March
▪️Baikasai: mid-February to early March
▪️Address: No.560, Mogusa, Hino City, Tokyo
▪️Opening hours: 9:00 ~ 17:00
▪️Fixed rest day: Wednesday
▪️Cost: adults/300 yen, children/100 yen
▪️Way of arrival: Mogusaen Station on Keio Line, 10 minutes walk

▪️Homepage: http://www.keio-mogusaen.jp/index.html

Jindai Botanical Garden has a history of 50 years, the plum garden here is centered on ancient species and has planted about 770 plums of 70 varieties. During baikasai, the ume concert and guided tour of ume garden will be held.

Jindai Botanical Garden

▪️Best enjoying period: mid-February to early March
▪️Baikasai: February 5, 2019(Fri) ~ March 3, 2019(Sun)
▪️Address: No.5-31-10, Jindaijimotomachi, Chofu City, Tokyo
▪️Opening hours: 9:30 ~ 17:00
(the latest admission time is 16:00)
▪️Closed day: 4th (Mon), 12th (Tue), 18th (Mon) and 25th (Mon) day of February
▪️Tickets:
500 yen for general ticket,
250 yen for above 65 years old
200 yen for middle school students
*Free of charge for primary school students living in Tokyo and students who are studying in middle school
▪️Way of arrival:
Take Odakyu Bus at Choufu Station, get off at "Jindaishokubutsukoenmae Station"
Take Keio Bus at Chofu Station on Keio Line, get off at "Jindaishokubutsukoenmae Station"
Take Odakyu Bus at JR Kichijouji Station, get off at "Jindaishokubutsukoenmae Station"

▪️Homepage: https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/event/42378.html#googtrans(en)

If you have enough time, I suggest you go to Takao Baigou in the suburb of Tokyo, which is made up by seven Bairins of Yuhodo Bairin, Sekisho Bairin, Tenjin Bairin, Arai Bairin, Yunohana Bairin, Kogesawa Bairin and Kobotoke Bairin, you can enjoy about 10,000 plum blossoms in the 4.5km interval. The magnificent scenery here is also selected as one of the "Eighty-eight Scenic Spots in Hachioji Park Scenery".

For maps please click HRER

Among them, Kogesawa Bairin, which is limited to open during the baikasai, shall definitely not to be missed!

Takao Baigou

▪️Best enjoying period: late February to late March
▪️Baikasai: March 9, 2019(Sat) ~ March 10, 2019(Sun)
▪️Address: Uratakaomachi・Nishiasakawamachi, Hachioji, Tokyo
▪️Opening hours: free to walk
▪️Cost: Free
▪️Way of arrival:
JR Takao Station, 15 minutes walk
Takaosanguchi Station on Keio Line, 10 minutes walk
*From JR Takao Station, there are several buses to the bairins everywhere, please refer to the official homepage.

▪️Homepage: https://www.city.hachioji.tokyo.jp/kankobunka/001/p003240.html

What do you think? Try to explore the most suitable spots for you!

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