A Hidden Place in Tokyo to Enjoy The Cherry Blossoms

A 750 m Alley Under the Cherry Trees

This place might be Tokyo’s secret place for Hanami (“flower viewing”). Located between the busy districts of Roppongi and Omotesandō, it offers a quiet place to walk. It is located inside a cemetery but you’re free to enter as long as you remain respectful. You can walk under a 750m tunnel formed by cherry trees, which are covered with flowers during Hanami. You can get a good view of the famous skyscraper of Roppongi : Roppongi Hills Mori Tower.

I would recommend to visit this place any season, as it is a fresh and calm place in the city. The cherry trees are majestic at any time of the year, green in summer and changing color in autumn.

I remember reading South of the border, west of the sun by Haruki Murakami, and the main character used to go for walks there. I understand why.

Aoyama Cemetery
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
Summer in Aoyama Cemetery

Informations :

Nearest stations : Gaiemmae Station, Aoyama-itchōme, Omotesandō, Roppongi Station

In 2020, the cherry blossoms where are their peak at the begining of April. This first picture was taken on the 2nd of April 2020.