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 3 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.