Meguro River is one of the popular places for hanami (enjoying the transient beauty of flowers) in Tokyo. In spring cherry blossom around the river creates a beautiful sight. Fashion shops and eateries around it are worth visiting too.
When to visit:
march - may .
00:00 - 23:59 Everyday
Best to visit in March during cherry blossom
Meguro River is a well known place to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo. Located near Shibuya, in Nakameguro area in central Tokyo, highlight of this place is 800 cherry trees lined for about 4 km along the river which displays the spectacular view.
Hanami at Meguro River A cherry blossom festival is held near the river during main season, with food and drinks stalls lined nearby, also there are rooftop terrace cafes and restaurants, from where one get the spectacular view of cherry blossom.
During night, the light up of the cherry blossom is specially beautiful. Lighting is available till 9 PM.
Usual Duration for Cherry Blossom: End of March to first week of April.
How to Reach - Ikejiri-Ōhashi Station on the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line - Naka-Meguro Station on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line - Meguro Station on the JR East Yamanote Line, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Toei Mita Line and Tokyu Meguro Line. - Gotanda Station on the on JR East Yamanote Line, Toei Asakusa Line and Tokyu Ikegami Line.
Tōkyō-to 6 2 Chome Nakameguro Meguro-ku Japan 152-0000
Yes, Meguro River is open in the night. But Cherry Blossom lighting is available till 9 PM. So it is advisable you visit before 9 PM to see the beauty of Cherry Blossom around the Meguro River.
How to get from Tokyo Station to Meguro River?
Take Yamanote Line Local towards For Shibuya / Shinjuku (Clockwise) from Tokyo Station and get down at Meguro station. Meguro River is 10 minutes walk from Meguro station.
What is the shortest route from Shinjuku Gyoen to Meguro River?
It is 12 minutes ride from Shinjuku Station to Meguro Station. Take Yamanote Line Local towards Shibuya / Shinagawa (Counter-Clockwise). From Meguro Station, Meguro river is 10 minutes walk.
When can the cherry blossom be seen ?
The cherry blossoms usually reach full bloom at the end of March or early April in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. On Japan's southern, subtropical islands of Okinawa, cherry blossoms open as early as January, while on the northern island of Hokkaido, the flowering can be as late as May.
How to reach Meguro River from Shin-Okubo station?
You can take Yamanote Line Local towards Shinjuku / Shibuya (Counter-Clockwise) from Shin-Okubo station to Meguro Station. The journey takes 24 mins.