Tokyo’s Top Cherry Blossom Spot
In 1720, Tokugawa Yoshimune, the 8th Shogun general of the Tokugawa Shogunate, planted these cherry trees and created Japan’s first public park. It is one of Tokyo’s most famous cherry blossom viewing spots, and the park features around 600 cherry trees. Other plants in the park include hydrangeas and azaleas.
The “Asuka Park Rail,” a self-propelled monorail, runs near the station, and with just a 2-minute ride you can reach the top of the hill. The train car is nicknamed “Escargot” thanks to its resemblance to a snail. The monorail is free to ride, and it is also wheelchair and stroller-accessible.
The park is home to the Kita-ku Asukayama Museum, Paper Museum, and Shibusawa Memorial Museum (paid admission).
During the cherry blossom season you can see beautiful lit-up cherry blossoms at night.
Real, previously-operational steam locomotive and Toden trains are on display.
There are play equipment where children can play and waterside areas where they can go barefoot.
- Postal Code
- 1-1-3 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo
- 03-3908-9275(Roads and Parks Section, Civil Engineering Work Division, Kita Ward)
- Open all day
- Asuka Park Rail Hours of Operation
※Not in Operation: 1st Thursday of every month (morning of the 3rd Thursday in April, as well as all day on the 1st Thursday in July), December 29th-January 3rd, and in case of inclement weather.
(1) A 1-minute walk from the JR Keihin Tohoku Line’s Oji Station
(2) A 1-minute walk from the Asukayama stop of the Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden Arakawa Line)
(3) About a 3-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line’s Oji Station
- Official Site
- Official Site (Japanese)