Sakura overload in Tokyo!

There’s no better way to celebrate the coming of the cherry blossom season than lying in a pool filled with 1.2 million sakura petals! If you haven’t already heard, cherry blossoms in Japan are set to bloom 10 days earlier this year. Check out our Japan Cherry Blossom forecast for the best viewing spots and expected full bloom dates.

If you’ve already planned your trip to Tokyo to see the sakura pink beauties, you’ll want to add this new Sakura bar to your itinerary!

Cherry Blossom essentials

The Sakura Chill Bar

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Opening on 22 March 2019, the opening of Sakura Chill Bar celebrates the expected start of the Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo! Read on to find out what you can expect. The bar is located in the Minami Aoyama neighbourhood, right in the heart of Tokyo’s fashionable districts Harajuku and Shibuya, making it the perfect pit stop after shopping.

This Cherry Blossom bar is only open from 22 March to 31 March 2019 so be sure to time your visit to Tokyo to catch this bar!

Address : Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Minami Aoyama 3-13 (located inside Commune 2nd center)

Opening Hours : Weekdays 3. 30pm-9.15pm| Weekends 11am-9.45pm

How To Get There : It is a 2 minute walk from Omote-Sando Station

Swim in a sakura petal pool

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This knee-deep sakura pool is filled with 1.2 million sakura petal replicas! It is deep enough for you to lay down and cover yourselves with the many petals, making for the perfect Instagram shot!

Sake specials

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Of course, the most important part of visiting a bar is the alcohol! The Sakura Chill Bar specializes in sake, specifically Saga sake. We’d recommend opting for the Sake three pour sampler, allowing you to sample three out of the 23 different sake types available. This even comes served with an assortment of Saga Prefecture snacks all for JPY1000 (Php 475.36)!

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The Saga grown Ichigosan strawberries are also highly recommended! Don’t forget to pair yours with a shot of Saga grown sake.

P.S. If you’re not one for alcoholic beverages, don’t fret, they also offer non alcoholic beverages for customers under the age of 20.

Other Cherry Blossom activities in Tokyo

Visit the beautiful Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival for your cherry blossom adventure in Tokyo! Lining the Kawazu River, strolling along the pale pink blossom lined trees is definitely something you wouldn’t want to miss.

Pre-book a Kawazu Cherry Blossom festival tour on Klook and enjoy round trip transfers, a Tempura lunch and even go Strawberry hunting!

Need more Cherry blossom viewing inspiration? Check out some of the most Instagram worthy Cherry Blossom spots here!