The cherry blossoms burst into bloom all over Japan in spring! Take pictures and post them on your social network site real-time!

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Many people say that “spring is the best time in Japan”. That is because they know that in spring, the cherry blossoms; one of the symbolic motifs in Japan can be seen in full bloom all over the country turning every corner of it lovely pink. Even to native Japanese, the flowers look afresh and attractive every year, so it’s no wonder many tourists find them absolutely gorgeous and breath-taking. In this article, we will tell you about three must-go spots for cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo that are conveniently accessible for tourists.

▼Ueno Onshi Park

In this park, there are approximately 1,200 cherry trees planted. Since the Edo period (1603 – 1868), the park has been known as one of the meccas for cherry blossom viewing. What’s notable about this park is that there are as many as 40 different varieties of cherry trees planted across the park. Since the flowers bloom in different periods depending on their breeds, you can enjoy the cherry blossoms from February to late April here.

Address:7-47 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Peak period:Late March to early April

▼Meguro River

Along the approximately 4km Meguro River, there are about 800 beautiful cherry trees planted. In addition, along the river, there are streets that are lined with chic eateries. It is one of the standard date courses for young Japanese couples to enjoy food and drinks in one of these restaurants overlooking the beautiful cherry blossoms. The trees are illuminated at night making the atmosphere even more fashionable.

Address:3-1 Higashiyama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Peak period:Late March to early April

▼Sumida Park

A bonus point of this park is that you can enjoy Tokyo Sky Tree and the cherry blossoms at the same time! At night, visit the park to adore the trees that are lit up. This is one of the best photo-spots for the cherry blossoms.

Address:1 cho-me, Mukou-jima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Peak period:Late March to early April

Once you take pictures at these spots, do post them on a social network site like Facebook or Twitter so that you can share the beauty and excitement with your family and friends. It may be even better to post them real-time if you want to share your touched feelings with others live. When doing so, what you need is a smartphone or a tablet that is connected to the internet.

We recommend the low-cost YAMADA SIM card especially designed for price-sensitive travelers who want Internet access throughout their stay in Japan. This card is offered by major electronic retailer "Yamada Denki". Fast data connectivity is available simply by inserting this exclusive SIM card into compatible devices. (Customers are advised that even though Internet accessible areas are available through Japan's largest communication providers, coverage in tourist spots are subject to the network ranges available).

There are different types of plans based on the duration of their usage, with the 7-day plan (1,800 yen before tax), 15-day plan (2,800 yen before tax) and the 30-day plan (3,500 yen before tax). For each plan, high-speed data is available at a maximum speed of 225Mbps, up to 200MB per day (*).

* If the amount of high-speed data used in a single day exceeds 200MB, the data speed will be restricted to 200Kbps until 23:59 of that day. This restriction will be released on the following day.

These SIM cards can be purchased at the LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro and Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building as well as in YAMADA Denki stores nationwide.

【YAMADA Denki LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro】

Address:1-5-7 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo(JR Ikebukuro Station, across from East exit)
Open:10:00-22:00

【YAMADA Denki Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building】

Address:1-41-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (JR Ikebukuro Station, immediate left from East exit)
Open:10:00-22:00

Enjoy Illumination spot more with an Internet connection!