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Omokagebashi Bridge

A nostalgic cherry blossom hotspot.

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Omokagebashi is a bridge spanning the Kanda River, a first-class river in Tokyo, connecting Toshima Ward and Shinjuku Ward. It is also the name of a tram stop on the Toden Arakawa Line, affectionately known as "Tokyo Sakura Tram." In spring, it's a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing, attracting numerous visitors.

The origin of its name has several theories. Some say it's related to the tragic tale of Otohime, while others believe it references the reflection of the poet Ariwara no Narihira on the water's surface. The bridge was depicted in Utagawa Hiroshige's "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo" and has appeared in various literary works and music, marking its significance. At the base of Omokagebashi stands a monument named "Yamabuki no Sato," which is believed to be the location associated with the legend of Ota Dokan, a prominent warrior who flourished in the Kanto region during the Muromachi period.

During the cherry blossom season, the branches of the cherry trees on both sides of the Kanda River extend out over the water, creating a tunnel-like canopy. The view from Omokagebashi is enhanced, presenting a breathtaking and vivid scene of the blossoms.


  • A bridge spanning the first-class Kanda River.
  • In spring, the cherry trees lining the Kanda River burst into magnificent bloom.
  • A historic bridge with numerous tales associated with it.


  • A bridge connecting Toshima Ward and Shinjuku Ward.

    A bridge connecting Toshima Ward and Shinjuku Ward.

  • The view of the full-bloomed cherry blossoms from Omokagebashi.

    The view of the full-bloomed cherry blossoms from Omokagebashi.

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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
3 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Omokagebashi Bridge is located within walking distance of the "Omokagebashi" stop for the Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden Arakawa Line)