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Cherry Blossom Viewing: Tokyo Hanami Spots & Nearby Restaurants

In our latest video, we will introduce some of Tokyo’s famous cherry blossom viewing spots and popular restaurants you can find in each area.
After your cherry blossom viewing session, hanami, how about a delicious meal with your close friends? Here are our recommended 2020 hanami spots and restaurants!

Zojoji & “KAMIKATZ TAPROOM”

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Zojoji is a large temple with a close connection to the famous Shogunate, Tokugawa family. It is also a popular photo spot where you can take photos with the cherry trees, the temple buildings, and Tokyo Tower behind the main hall ー all in one photo.
“KAMIKATZ TAPROOM” is highly recommended for all beer lovers! The menu with specialty products and craft beer from Tokushima Prefecture (Shikoku) is exquisite!

KAMIKATZ

KAMIKATZ TAPROOM

Zojoji Temple (4-10-17 Shiba Park, Minato-ku) https://www.zojoji.or.jp
KAMIKATZ TAPROOM (1-4-2 Higashiazabu, Minato-ku) https://www.kamikatz.jp

Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu Gardens & “BARTIZAN Bread & Pasta”

Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu Garden

Hanami at the Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu Gardens

Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu Gardens is a Japanese garden right next to JR Hamamatsucho Station. When the weather is good, you can enjoy the cherry blossom while eating your boxed lunch on a bench under the trees.
BARTIZAN Bread & Pasta is a restaurant that offers authentic bread and fresh pasta made without any sugar or fat. The tapas and bread combination for dinner is particularly popular.

Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu Gardens (1-4-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku)
https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index029.html
BARTIZAN Bread & Pasta (2-5-3 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku) https://bartizan.jp

Atago Jinja Shrine & “Hungry Tiger”

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Atago Jinja Shrine is a smaller shrine on top of a hill, with a very steep staircase leading up to it. It’s a beautiful spot and you will always see a few lazy cats greet the visitors. The sight of the cherry blossom petals floating on the pond in the precincts is too cute to miss!
Hungry Tiger is a very popular pasta restaurant with a long history. The Carbonara-style pasta “Daniel” is the specialty of this restaurant.

Atago Jinja Shrine (1-5-3 Atago, Minato-ku) http://www.atago-jinja.com
Hungry Tiger (1-11-12 Toranomon, Minato-ku) http://tokyo.hungry-t.com

Tokyo Midtown & “512 Cafe & Grill”

Illuminated cherry trees at Tokyo Midtown

How about a romantic night stroll at Tokyo Midtown?

If you want to enjoy cherry blossoms at night, head to the garden area behind ​​Tokyo Midtown. This spot is famous for its beautiful, lit-up cherry trees. The dreamy atmosphere of the pink glowing cherry blossoms is very romantic.
512 Cafe & Grill has a pleasant terrace seating and is known for its fluffy, cloud-like pancakes. Our tip: try the limited-time menu!

Tokyo Midtown (9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku) https://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/
512 Cafe & Grill (9-5-12 Akasaka, Minato-ku) https://512.tokyo

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I was born and raised in Kiel/Germany. When I was 16 I came to Japan for the first time. I fell in love with this beautiful country, so I returned after my university graduation. Since then, I have been living in Tokyo - and I don't plan to change anything about that ;-) My hobbies are taking a stroll around the city, taking photos and drinking coffee.

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