Ueno Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)
21st Mar - 8th Apr 2018
Ueno Park would probably come first place when Japanese people think of a beautiful scene of cherry blossoms and the cherry tree-lined road is commonly called the main street in the park. It became famous as a cherry blossom viewing spot for Japanese thanks to Basho Matsuo (a famous Japanese poet) since he wrote about cherry blossoms in the Japanese haiku poems. The park expects several hundred thousand blossom viewers a day. During the festival, 1,000 lanterns illuminate the park in the evening and create a night party mood while they help as a nighttime security. Although the antique market is splendid, the color of 800 cherry blossoms in total give you a mysterious atmosphere.