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”
Zojoji is a large temple with a close connection to the famous Shogunate, Tokugawa family. It is also a popular photo spot! Here you can take photos with the cherry trees, the temple buildings, and Tokyo Tower 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!
Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu Gardens & “BARTIZAN Bread & Pasta”
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)
BARTIZAN Bread & Pasta (2-5-3 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku) https://bartizan.jp
Atago Jinja Shrine & “Hungry Tiger”
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.
Tokyo Midtown & “512 Cafe & Grill”
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!