Boat ride while viewing cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuchi moat!

Boat ride while viewing cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuchi moat!

I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 8 years.

I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard of!

Chidorigafuchi moat

Chidorigafuchi moat
Boat on Chidorigafuchi

I went to Chidorigafuchi.

Chidorigafuchi is the part of the imperial moat the north west of the imperial palace .

Cherry blossom flowing

Since the cherry blossoms flowing were declared on 20th March in Tokyo, I went to the famous Chidorigafuchi to see how the cherry blossoms were going.

Cherry blossoms

This is a famous place with many cherry trees along the moat and the beautiful moat view.

There are many places in Tokyo that are famous for cherry blossoms.

Cherry blossoms

Ueno Park, Yoyogi Park, Meguro River, etc.

Boat on the moat

However, Chidorigafuchi is the only place where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms from the boat.

Chidorigafuchi moat


The moat is also illuminated at night, giving it a different look.

Chidorigafuchi moat

Right now, the cherry blossoms were hardly in bloom, with only a couple of trees beginning to flower.


However, tourist information was already set up at the entrance of Chidorigafuchi.

They were handing out free booklets with information on cherry blossoms not only in Chidorigafuchi, but also in the entire Chiyoda area in the center of Tokyo.

Tourist information
Cherry blossom booklet

The boat ramp was also open, and although the temperature was still cool, quite a few people were enjoying the ride on low boats and pedal boats.

Ticket vending machine

They cost 800 yen( 8 dollars) for 30 minutes.

Boat ticket vending machine
Boat ticket vending machine

The reception desk is open from 9-17, and boats can be boarded until 17:30.

It will be very beautiful when the cherry blossoms start blooming.

If you come to Japan next year, why don’t you come to Chidorigafuchi?

The nearest station is Kudanshita Subway Station 3 minutes walk .

From there, you can walk counterclockwise around the Imperial Palace enjoying beautiful tremendous cherry blossoms and the moat!

Imperial palace map

You will have lots of photo opportunities!

Cherry blossom at Chidorigafuchi

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

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