Chidorigafuchi is a moat on the northwest side of the Imperial Palace, which was named because of the shape of “Chidori” (sand-bird). “Chidorigafuchi Green Road” is a lush green promenade which lasts about 700 meters along the moat of the Imperial Palace. It continues from the entrance of Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery to Yasukuni Street. This is a nationally famous cherry blossom viewing spot, and in the spring about 260 cherry trees, mainly “Someiyoshino”, dyes green roads pink. It is as beautiful as if walking in a cherry tree tunnel.
In the green road there is a boat ride, you can ride a boat (charged) and enjoy the cherry blossoms reflected on the water surface. More than 1 million people visit during cherry blossoms in full bloom, sometimes admission is restricted.
The evening cherry blossoms that were lighted up are also highlight. Pink and pale flowers emerging in the dark night are fascinating beauty. The color of the flowers that change by light up has the charm that you can never see in the daytime. Branches that overhang the edge of the moat are splendid, and the contrast with the waterside is a wonderful place. Cherry blossoms at Kitanomaru Park emerge in the dark on the other side, the beauty that the Imperial Palace and cherry blossoms weave are unique to Chidorigafuchi.
To Chidorigafuchi is a 5-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro or Toei Subway “Kudanshita” station or Tokyo Metro “Hanzomon” station. However, during congestion the entrance to the green road is restricted and the waiting time is very long. To avoid this even a little, it is advisable to enter from the Hanzomon side. As most of the visitors come from Kudanshita side, there is a long queue along the street, and near the entrance of the green road it is hard to go forward. On the other hand, there are few people entering from the Hanzomon side, with no waiting time, the green road is also good on the Hanzomon side, and the space to take a picture is easy to find also. It is recommended because it can shorten the waiting time.
Chidorigafuchi is a moat located on Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, the northwest side of the Imperial Palace.
The Chidorigafuchi green road of approximately 700 meters to continue along the moat of the Imperial Palace west, which is approximately 5 minutes on foot from Kudanshita Station, is a famous place of the leading cherry tree in a metropolitan area. About 260 cherry trees, such as Somei Yoshino, extend a branch greatly toward the waterside, and are in all glory on a grand scale. The spectacle is just the highlight! It is attractive to have various ways of enjoying as from promenade, from on the bridge and on a boat.
The cherry trees can be enjoyed from the middle of March to the beginning of April in an average year.
Just like the tunnel of a cherry tree in the Chidorigafuchi green road, the branch of a flower spreads on the head. It is a popular cherry-blossom-viewing spot not only for a tourist but the person of the way home from work.
It is said that the origin named “Chidorigaguchi” is “the form that a plover opened a wing”. The moat curved gently as the name suggests and the cherry tree reflected in the water surface could call it the most highlight point.
In the daytime, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing while riding on a boat, and it is wrapped in a romantic atmosphere at night lighted up. contrast of the stone wall at which it looks from green road and the lovely cherry trees, are very beautiful.
The Sotobori Park (moat park) is the promenade on a raised place from the driveway, so it is easy to carry out cherry-blossom-viewing appreciation while taking a walk. The light pink-colored petal which dances flutteringly floats in the pond of the moat, and the scene just a little bit different from a usual pond can be experienced.
|Name:||The Cherry Blossom of Chidorigafuchi|
|Address:||Kitanomarukoen 1 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0091 Japan|
|Access:||Tokyo Metro Hanzomon-sen Line “Hanzomon-eki Station” (5 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 3-3556-0391 (Chiyoda-ku Tourism Association)|
* A charge is required for a rented boat.