Nestled in the heart of Tokyo, Kitanomaru Garden offers a tranquil escape just a stone’s throw away from the bustling city. This 200,000 square meter oasis, located just a five-minute walk from the Kudanshita and Takebashi stations, boasts an array of seasonal blooms and natural beauty.
Adjacent to the Imperial Palace, the garden is home to an evergreen forest that has stood the test of time, as well as a variety of other trees such as yamamomiji maple, zelkova, konara oak, and sawtooth oak.
Birdwatchers will delight in the variety of fruit-bearing trees that attract a wide range of feathered friends. But it’s in the spring that the garden truly shines, as over 200 cherry trees burst into full bloom, including the beloved Yamazakura, Someiyoshino, and Oshimazakura varieties.
And as the seasons change, the park’s “Momijiyama Hill” transforms into a sea of red and yellow as maple trees such as Irohamomiji, Oomomiji, and Yamamomiji come into their own.