Chidorigafuchi Moat is an area of promenades and parks along the moat of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo’s Chiyoda City, and is famous as one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo.
During the cherry blossom viewing season, the “Chiyoda City Sakura(cherry blossom) Festival” is held and attracts many visitors.

Yasukuni Shrine Main Hall
Yasukuni Shrine

There is Yasukuni Shrine, which is also famous for the cherry blossom near Chidorigafuchi Moat.

Chidorigafuchi Moat night view
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Chiyoda City Sakura(cherry blossom) Festival

Chidorigafuchi Moat Illumination

Chidorigafuchi Moat usually holds the “Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival” from late March to early April, which attracts more than one million visitors from Japan and abroad.

During the “Chiyoda City Sakura(cherry blossom) Festival” the Chidorigafuchi Promenade, where 260 cherry trees are planted along a 700-meter(2297-feet) stretch, is illuminated after sunset at around 18:00.
In 2024, the festival has been extended due to delayed blooming, and it will be held from Friday, March 22nd to Sunday, April 7th.

In addition, the boatyard, which is usually open only until 17:00, will be open at night for visitors to enjoy the cherry blossoms at night. (From Wednesday, April 3rd to Sunday, April 7th will be from 10:00 to 18:30.)

Chidorigafuchi Moat Illumination
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Chidorigafuchi Moat (千鳥ヶ淵)


Every day




1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-0091


5 minute walk from Kudanshita Station and Hanzomon Station.


(Tokyo Metro) Kudanshita Station
Hanzomon Line, Tozai Line

(Toei Transportation) Kudanshita Station
Shinjuku Line

(Tokyo Metro) Hanzomon Station
Hanzomon Line