Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co.，LTD., runs 68 shopping parks across the country, recommended best area to see splendid cherry blossom in “Nihonbashi Area, Tokyo” and “Kanagawa Prefecture”.
In spring season, almost every corner in Japan was enveloped with Sakura, particularly in Tokyo. We would like to recommend “Nihonbashi area” as one of the best area in Tokyo to see cherry blossom.
In Nihonbashi, not only visitors will be enjoying the wonderful shopping places and classical ancient landscape, this year, they will also have a chance to join the special event “Nihonbashi Sakura Festival” held only in particular time. Its highlight is a new Sakura spot located on Naka Dori Street like “SAKURA TUNNEL”, a cherry blossom art avenue, decorated by light, sound, and the breeze. This is an avenue of cherry blossom trees in full bloom about 25 meters created with the motif of Edo kiri-e, a traditional Japanese art. About 100 cherry blossoms lanterns line up, and at the whole street you can experience art flower viewing with installation and fantastic light up.
Likewise, you can see “Sakura Light Up”, at facilities including Mitsui Main Building, Important Cultural Properties, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store and COREDO Muromachi, Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower along the Central Street that will be blanketed in a magical pink light with a motif of Sakura.
Furthermore, you can also enjoy with many other activities such as “Nihonbashi Treasure Hunt” to solve a mystery while visiting cherry blossoms scattered throughout the city of Nihonbashi, the exhibition of “Spring Blessing! Sakura Blooming Nishiki-e (brocade picture)” at the Bank of Japan’s Currency Museum. And for people who passion on foods, you can also visit various stores to enjoy the very special and limited time cherry blossom-themed menu items serve everyone at “Nihonbashi SAKURA Menu Walk” while admiring the cherry blossoms.
All activities are only available until Sunday, April 15 at Nihonbashi area, near Tokyo Metro Mitsukoshimae Station or JR Shin Nihonbashi Station.
Additionally, another place you should not miss in this season is “Kawasaki City” in Kanagawa prefecture, just only around 30 minutes by train from Tokyo station. In this city, you can enjoy the great shopping mall at Mitsui Shopping Park Lazona Kawasaki Plaza, which is large commercial facilities consisting of specialty stores such as fashion, gourmet, gym and cinema is recently renewal opened from March 20.
And to mid-April of the renewal opening day “LAZONA SAKURA VILLAGE“ will be held. Its highlight will be a symbol 7 meters cherry tree appears in Ruffa Plaza and they arranged sofas, tables, and dome tents where you can relax like a resort. In the nighttime, the whole plaza is wrapped in illumination with a motif of cherry blossoms; it changes into a photogenic spot. You can access this place by JR Line Kawasaki Station directly connected to West Exit..