The Best Places to Check Out the Plum Blossoms in Tokyo

The plum blossoms at Yushima Tenjin | © kanegen / Flickr
The plum blossoms at Yushima Tenjin | © kanegen / Flickr
Photo of Alicia Joy
Tokyo Writer17 February 2017

Late February is usually the best time of year to see plum blossoms in Tokyo, but with so many varieties in bloom you’re sure to find a decent viewing spot all season long. We’ve picked out the top ten places to view the plum (ume) blossoms in Tokyo.

Yushima Tenman-gu (Yushima Tenjin)

Shinto Shrine
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A view of plum blossoms at Yushima Tenjin
A view of plum blossoms at Yushima Tenjin | © mrhayata / Flickr
Yushima Tenjin Shrine is a long-standing favorite and a good place to start. The grounds are home to over 300 plum trees, and the shrine celebrates each spring with traditional performances, seasonal refreshments, and tea ceremonies.

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