Finally spring the time to admire cherry blossoms has come in this year. There are many castle remains in Tokyo, Chiba and Ibaraki, where are also known as famous places for cherry blossoms viewing. The most famous one in all over Japan is the Imperial Palace. Other than the Imperial Palace, there are more beautiful castle remains near Tokyo. Why don’t you enjoy viewing cherry blossoms at castle remain? We would love to introduce the best cherry blossom viewing places in Tokyo, Chiba and Ibaraki.

 

 

 

One of the most famous cherry blossom viewing places in Tokyo”Edo Castle Ruins”

 

 

Chidorigafuchi, the moat of Edo Castle ruins, is one of the most popular place to seen cherry blossoms in Tokyo, where attracts many visitors from both domestically and internationally. Various kinds of cherry blossoms can be seen at a place called “Sakura-no-shima” located at west side of the main keep ruins.

 

 

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1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

10 min-walk from Tokyo station

VISIT CHIYODA”Chidori-ga-fuchi Ryokudo”

 

 

 

The hidden cherry blossom viewing place not too busy in Tokyo “Takiyama Castle Ruins”

 

Takiyama Castle Ruins is absolutely one of the most great places to see cherry blossoms with 5000 cherry trees. Takiyama Castle Ruins are such a popular place for visitors and tourists as a Japanese national historic site, are one of the best-known medieval-era castle ruins.

 

 

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2&3 Tangimachi to Takatsuki-machi, Hachioji City, Tokyo

20 min bus ride from Keio Hachioji station to the closest bus stop, and 15 min walk from the bus stop

Takiyama Castle Ruins Official Website (Japanese)

 

 

 

Fantastic view made by beautiful main keep and the blossoms “Odawara Castle Ruins”

 

The reconstructed main keep and the cherry blossoms make fabulous view. It is also popular place to visit as a fun place with zoo, attractions and more.

 

 

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Odawara Castle Ruins Park, Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture

10 min walk from Odawara station

Odawara Castle Official Website

 

 

 

A place the father of “Chiba” settled down “Chiba Castle Ruins”

©Chiba Prefectural Tourism & Local Products Association

 

“Chiba”, the name of place, came from Tsunetane Chiba who had mainly stayed at this Chiba Castle. There are about 90 cherry trees that show pretty scenery when they are blooming in springtime. The cherry trees are lit up at night and the night view is also fanctastic!

 

 

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Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba prefecture

15 min walk from Hon-Chiba station

 

 

The only castle in Chiba which was selected one of the best castles in Japan “Sakura Castle”

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Sakura Castle Ruins Park is a popular place to see various seasonal flowers and plants, having cultural facilities and historic sites. There are 13 kinds of special cherry trees which has been known as the best cherry trees from Edo period, and the park is currently having over 50 kinds and 1000 cherry trees. The sceneries with the main keep remain, moats with the cherry blossoms are breathtaking.

 

 

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20 min walk from Keisei Sakura station

Jonai-cho, Sakura City, Chiba prefecture

Sakura Seeing “Sakura Castle Park”

 

 

 

A castle park which is historically valuable “Omigawa Castle”

©Chiba Prefectural Tourism & Local Products Association

 

The castle park is such a valusble park historically where has a part of main keep ruins, ancient tombs and more is also known as a beautiful park with seasonal flowers. Especially springtime is the best season to visit. So many people visit the park to see 1000 of cherry trees and 4000 of azaleas are blooming.

 

 

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4780-1 Omigawa, Katori City, Chiba prefecture

20 min walk from Omigawa station

 

 

 

The residence of Satomi clan in Sengoku period “Tateyama Castle”

©Chiba Prefectural Tourism & Local Products Association

 

Tateyama Castle was a castle tower style located on the top of a mountain, is also known as a great view spot from the main keep to see all the city and Kagamiga-ura bay. In Feburuary, cherry blossoms of Kawazuzakura and Kanhizakura firstly starts blooming and then Someiyoshino, Yaezakura and more different cherry blossoms starts blooming and the flowers can be seen until the end of April.

 

 

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351-2 Tateyama, Tateyama City, Tateyama Castle

10 min walk from Tateyama station

Tateyama City Official Website “Tateyama Castle”

 

 

 

Whole castle ruins and castle town with cherry blossoms can be enjoyed “Otaki Castle”

©Chiba Prefectural Tourism & Local Products Association

 

There is a reconstructed beautiful castle tower at the Honmaru ruins. The castle walls were huge includes current Otaki station and Otaki high school. Springtime is the best season to visit to enjoy the liveliness of the castle town and the castle tower with the cherry blossoms.

 

 

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Otaki town, Isumi-gun, Chiba prefecture

5 min walk from Otaki station

Otaki town Official Website “Otaki Guide Map”

 

 

 

Let’s go through the tunnel of cherry blossoms “Yuuki Castle”

 

Yuuki Castle is famous for buries treasure and is currently a Castle Ruins History Park where heals citizens all the time. There beautifully appears a tunnel of cherry blossoms near Mikazuki bridge in the park in spring time.

 

 

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2486−1 Yuuki, Yuuki City, Ibaraki prefecture

10 min drive from Yuuki station

 

 

 

“Tsuchiura Castle” the symbol of history of Tsuchiura

 

Kijo Park, the Tsuchiura Castle Ruins, was constructed with a part of Ninomaru and Honmaru ruins, is one of the best cherry blossom viewing spot in Tsuchiura. Blooming 70 cherry trees and the historic castle ruins show nostalgic view.

 

 

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1 Chuo, Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki prefecture

15 min walk from Tsuchiura station

Tsuchiura City Official Website “Sightseeing Spots”

 

 

 

“Kashima Castle” where is the great view spot of Mt.Tsukuba

 

Kashima Castle Ruins is currently a beautiful natural park where is known as one of the best viewing spot of 300 of cherry trees such as Someiyoshino, Shidarezakura, Yaezakura and more and Mt. Tsukuba.

 

 

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1-1Shiroyama, Kashima City, Ibaraki prefecture

10 min walk from Kashima-Jingu station

 

 

 

Why don’t you go and see the characteristic of the each castle and the cherry blossoms?