Sensoji temple cherry blossoms. best things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo. sakura hanami. Backpacking Tokyo Japan travel blog

 

So…

Would Sensoji Temple be a good spot to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo?!

Well, you might not want to make a trip to this temple in Asakusa JUST to see cherry blossoms, because you won’t see a massive amount of cherry blossoms with a walk around the temple grounds.

Meaning, cherry blossoms wouldn’t be the MAIN reason to visit this temple.

But because this is one of Tokyo’s most famous temples, it’ll probably be on your list of places to possibly visit in Tokyo.

And there are some cherry blossoms to be seen here.

So Sensoji Temple can still provide some good photo opportunities if you are in Tokyo at a time when the cherry blossoms are blooming!

 

I made a visit to this temple a few days before the “full bloom” of cherry blossom trees in Tokyo, so you can get an idea of what you might be able to see based on this.

If you visit here a few days after full bloom, you’ll see a lot more!

 

 

Cherry blossom views you’ll get with a walk around the Sensoji Temple!

 

Sensoji temple cherry blossoms. things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple cherry blossoms. things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple cherry blossoms. things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple cherry blossoms. things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple pagoda cherry blossoms. things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple pagoda cherry blossoms. things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple pagoda cherry blossoms. things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

 

 

Cherry blossoms at nearby Asakusa Shrine

As you’re walking around the Sensoji Temple, you’ll also come across a small shrine.

There are some cherry blossoms to see here too!

 

Asakusa shrine cherry blossoms near Sensoji temple. things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Asakusa shrine cherry blossoms near Sensoji temple. things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Asakusa shrine cherry blossoms near Sensoji temple. things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Asakusa shrine cherry blossoms near Sensoji temple. things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Asakusa shrine cherry blossoms near Sensoji temple. things to do in asakusa to see cherry blossoms. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

 

 

And then…

More of what you’ll see with a walk around Sensoji Temple

…without the cherry blossoms!

 

Sensoji temple visit. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. pagoda. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. pagoda. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. pagoda. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit - smoke. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit - smoke. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit - smoke. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit - smoke. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. buddha. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. buddha. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. buddha. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. buddha. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. buddha. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

Sensoji temple visit. gate entry. buddha. places to visit in asakusa. Backpacking Tokyo Japan

 

HAPPY SENSOJI TEMPLE CHERRY BLOSSOM VIEWING IN TOKYO!

 

For more of the top spots to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo, also consider visiting the Meguro River cherry blossom promenade and the Yasukuni Shrine!

 



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