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Chidorigafuchi Sakura Boat Cruise

A unique and relaxing way to view the sakura

Why not enjoy a nice relaxing boat ride around the Chidorigafuchi Moat during this year's Chiyoda Sakura Festival? There are many activities for tourists and locals to enjoy during this festival, such as a “riddle-solving game” that will take you around Chiyoda City, but the boat cruise is the highlight. The Chiyoda Sakura Festival will be ongoing from March 2 through April 24, 2023.

This activity is available during the day or at night as the city illuminates the greenway for everyone to see. Sakura, or cherry blossom, season in Japan is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and while it's enjoyable to see the trees in parks or along the street, why not try something new and admire them from the water? There are two options for exploring the moat: a rowboat and a pedal boat in the shape of a cute swan. Life jackets are provided for those that wish to have them.

Being on the water presents unique photo opportunities, especially considering you are in charge of the boat's location along the moat. The area can be crowded, so please understand that you will need to know how to row effectively. Keep the above information in mind when purchasing tickets to give yourself the best experience possible. There will be a lot to see and do as this is the first time in four years that the city is holding the festival due to COVID-19. Tickets for the boat cruise will cost 800 yen for 30 minutes and 1,600 yen for an hour per boat.

Getting there

  • 5 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Tokyo Metro Kudanshita Station
  • 5 minutes walk from Exit 5 of Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Station

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