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[Tokyo] Kurofune Bridge (黒船橋): One of the Best Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Havens in Tokyo within Walking Distance from Monzen-Nakacho Station

Kurofune Bridge: Tokyo’s Cherry Blossom Haven

The Kurofune Bridge is located in the Monzen-Nakacho area of Tokyo’s Koto ward, spanning the Oyokogawa River. Atop it runs the prestigious Kiyosumi-dori Avenue, which traverses east to west through Tokyo. Just north of the bridge lies the major intersection of Monzen-Nakacho, while heading south leads to districts such as Tsukishima and Tsukuda, culminating in the historic downtown area of Chuo ward in Tokyo.

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Especially during the cherry blossom season, the scenery around Kurofune Bridge boasts unparalleled beauty in Tokyo. Approximately 270 Somei Yoshino cherry trees line the embankments of the Oyokogawa River, presenting a breathtaking sight. Moreover, the view of cherry blossoms from Kurofune Bridge itself is partially obscured by the cascading blossoms on the water’s surface, with the nearby Etchujima Bridge only partially visible. These vistas can be enjoyed not only from the bridge but also from boats, imbuing a sense of Edo-era nostalgia with the accompaniment of shamisen melodies, making it a cherished local spot where urbanity meets traditional charm.

Kurofune Bridge 3

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