Chidorigafuchi Ryokudo

Date Late March to Early April

Chidorigafuchi Ryokudo (pedestrian path) is a walking path installed along the moat of the Imperial Palace.

It is about 700 meters long from the entrance of the National Cemetery to the Kudan branch office of the Kojimachi Fire Station.

It is said that the name was coined because the moat just looked as if a plover spread her wings.

Among many cherry tree viewing spots around the Imperial Palace, this path is the most popular. The splendid view of cherry trees attracts many people.

More than a hundred years ago, the cherry trees were planted in the garden of the British Embassy as being proposed by the ambassador.

Since then, the number of cherry trees around this area has increased over time.

In the beginning of April, Chiyoda Cherry Blossom Festival is taken place. During this season, there is an illumination event at night and cherry blossoms show romantic appearance reflected by bluish white light.

Also during this hanami season, rowing boats are available for rent till 8 o’clock at night, and it is possible to row a boat very close to the beautiful cherry trees.