A Guide to Tokyo’s Historic Cherry Trees

Source: Tokyo Cheapo

Spring is in the air, and here at Tokyo Cheapo we’ve got some serious sakura fever. So we took the time to dig into the history of some of Tokyo’s famous cherry tree sites.
Shinjuku Gyoen
The residence of the Naito family, given to them by the shogun in the Edo Period, is the foundation of this national park. The daimyo built the garden itself in 1772. Now it has about 1,500 cherry trees that bloom through most of the spring. Weeping cherry bloom from late March, Tokyo cherry in early April, and Kanzan cherry in late April.
Weeping willows at Rikugien
One of Tokyo’s most beautiful Japanese landscape gardens, its name means “Garden of the Six Principles of Poetry”, from the six elements in

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