Sakura in Tokyo 2018

Sakura in Tokyo 2018

This time last year, I was ecstatic to be in Tokyo after 4 years of missing the sakura season. And this year, while I thought my trip was timed well enough and I would be back in Tokyo to do hanami and explore new places around town for the best Sakura viewing, I couldn’t. 

None of this happened. 

The cherry blossoms bloomed nearly 10 days earlier than the yearly expected date – basically the exact 10 days I was away it was a pink wonderland in the city.

Utter disappointment, I know.

However, I didn’t  dwell on this too much because I did get to explore a new region on the world map and tick of a new place on my wander-list! More on that to come on the blog in the coming weeks – meanwhile you can check out my Instagram where I’ve flooded the feed with images from my recent trip already. ✌🏼 

Shameless promo, I know. 

So upon returning back to Tokyo I made my way to Ueno Park to see the last few fully blossomed lingering Sakura trees, contrary to the picture down below. While most of cherry blossoms had been washed away, the fallen petals made a beautiful carpet around the park nonetheless.

What Ueno Park is usually like during the Sakura season!

Here’s a little #BlastFromThePast of Sakura season spent in Tokyo – pretty sure Sister Parikh is going to kill me for sharing this, but yolo.

Trust me, Tokyo during this time of the year, is something you don’t want to miss!

So with cherry blossom season in Tokyo on the fade, definitely make the most of what’s left until next year!

Read my Sakura in Tokyo 2017 post here – promise it was a cheery full sight.


  1. September 4, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    Tokyo sounds amazing and those cherry blossom trees are so pretty… Japan is definitely on my bucket list!

  2. September 4, 2018 / 11:37 pm

    at least you got to see a great place no matter the flowers! Anyway, the pictures look great and so do you!
    have a nice day

  3. thatssodarling
    September 5, 2018 / 12:43 am

    Omg these pictures are gorgeous, and I absolutely love those blooms on those trees. What a pretty place to be.

  4. September 5, 2018 / 5:22 am

    Cherry Blossoms are so gorgeous! I’ve been in Washington DC when they are in bloom. The color is just beautiful. It’s too bad you missed the prime days but st least you still got to see them a bit!

  5. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    September 5, 2018 / 6:27 am

    Oh my goodness! Those flowers are so pretty! It would be awesome to visit Japan during that season. You sure looked like you had the best time. The park you were in was definitely Instagram worthy!

  6. September 5, 2018 / 6:42 am

    This experience looks positively magical! The photos you got were stunning, and I especially loved the shot with the two cats in the tree. I live only about an hour away from Washington DC where they have a cherry blossom festival. Somehow I have always missed it, but you’re inspiring me to make more of an effort next year!

  7. Dennis K. Littley
    September 5, 2018 / 7:47 am

    All those cherry blossoms are stunning! Gorgeous. Beautiful photos.

  8. September 5, 2018 / 8:47 am

    What an absolutely stunning time to be in Tokyo. I never knew that the trees were called Sakura, that is a beautiful name for a gorgeous treee.

  9. April Marquardt
    September 5, 2018 / 9:50 am

    These cherry blossoms are so beautiful! I would love to visit Tokyo eventually. It seems like such a beautiful city.

  10. September 6, 2018 / 12:35 am

    These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Seeing the cherry blossoms in Tokyo is a bucket list item for me.

  11. Caroline Brandt
    September 6, 2018 / 2:08 am

    Those cherry blossoms are amazing! We have some beautiful ones during the spring here in D.C. Love that the cats are just hanging out up there! -Tonya Tardiff

  12. helenevlacho
    September 6, 2018 / 3:07 am

    Such a beautiful place! Tokyo is already on my travel bucket list, can’t wait to see these blossom trees. Your outfit looks gorgeous as well!

  13. Morgan Shaw
    September 6, 2018 / 3:08 am

    Who would of known this was in Tokyo! It looks so beautiful and would also be great to use for emphermial art! I am glad you had a nice time even f your trip didn’t go to plan x

  14. September 6, 2018 / 3:53 am

    These trees are beautiful. I love visiting places when the natural beauty is at its best.

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