Meguro River
Meguro River
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The area
Neighbourhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.

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Thekeekinator
Kelowna, Canada302 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We read that night time cherry blossoms were beautiful because they light up alongside the river. We got there at 7:58 PM to start walking. To our surprise, all the lights went out at 8 PM. During peak cherry blossom season. This was very surprising as we read that night time cherry blossoms were a thing at this location.

Took one picture before the lights went out.
Written 14 April 2023
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Mark T
Ageo, Japan596 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I believe Meguro River is the best place to enjoy Hanami-sakura cherry flowers viewing Tokyo. You need to check when the flowers bloom on the internet before you visit. You can walk from JR Meguro Station to Naka Meguro Station. Or You can start from Naka Meguro Station. It takes around one hour. You also need to check the weather forecast. Enjoy!
Written 11 April 2024
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Jay C
187 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I was hoping that the leaves would've changed color by the time I went (like in the US), but nope. It seems I was a month too early. Without golden-colored leaves in the Fall or Cherry Blossoms in the Spring to line the river, it's just a plain river. Don't go unless you know there will be foliage.
Written 6 November 2023
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Dr Sanjeev K
Lucknow District, India37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had seen lots of its Cherry Blossom photos and videos and were very excited to visit there but upon arrival, we were highly frustrated finding a dry river with leafless, flowerless cherry trees and few lit lanterns along a small walking road. The entire credit goes to our poor planner tour agent JNC of Pune,who took us there on 25th march. The place could be perfect during first week of April with proper cherry blossom .
Written 30 April 2024
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shopping74
Tokyo, Japan6,329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
Hanami street are located on the riverside. Naka-meguro station on Hibiya line is the closest.
I recommend also Meguro rive cruise organizing by a cruise company. It departs from a pier close to Tennoz Isle station.
There are frequent cruises from the end of week March to the first week of April. Try it and you see wonderful various kinds of Sakura trees.
Written 24 December 2015
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swift314
Sheffield, UK12,109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
I guess from the reviews this area is stunning in May at cherry blossom time, but in October it is much plainer, but still a really nice place to wander with lots of cafe and restaurants you cant fail to find a great spot to relax and just people watch
Written 2 November 2015
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crybaby21sg
Singapore, Singapore200 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Meguro River is 2km long, so you can get there by a lot of train stops. Get off at Nakmeguro for food and shopping. There are a lot of shops and eateries lining the canal here, and the trees line the river with their branches hanging over the river. I was there in early autumn, and you could understand why this is a popular spot during the cherry blossoms season. The Meguro River illuminations are nearer the Osaki and Golanda train stations. We felt rather underwhelmed by the illuminations, perhaps because it was early autumn when we were there, so the effect of the illuminations wasn't great. It may be nicer when the trees have fully turned red.
Written 24 November 2019
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1secondlate
Singapore, Singapore213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Meguro river park is a 10 mins walk from JR Ebisu station. the park, which is situated along Meguro river is one of the hottest spot to see Cherry blossom during spring time.

The place is filled with tourist sipping strawberry cocktails sold by the stalls along the river as well as local shutters happily taking photos of the magnificent view.

Come night time, the lights illumine the sakura trees, making it one of the best scenes in the world. the only downside is that the place is terribly crowded you will not be able to stand there and admire the view. Just 1-2 pictures and you will leave the front because someone behind you will be edging you out.

Go during the night as the scene will be best :)
Written 11 April 2018
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BearAndTheCat
Houston, TX104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Family
Very easy walk from the station or Ebisu Garden place (not that close, but easy walk) and it's a very rewarding sight if you're there during cherry blossom season! We've been there on a few different occasions and last year (2014) was very nice (though some days were cloudy).

You'll see young, old, workers, students, etc. all enjoying a leisurely stroll along the river or eating their lunches on a bench.

Very relaxing and somewhat of an "oasis" in Tokyo - enjoy it at your own pace!
Written 3 February 2015
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Dan Theman
New York99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I've never been here during the cherry blossoms season but I can only imagine how beautiful it must be.

However, even without it I think this is a pretty nice spot to come and just hangout and be by the river. I especially enjoy running on the walkway of the Meguro river. Especially late night when everyone is home from work and school or super early mornings on the weekends, before everyone else gets on the Meguro river walkway to run. Much less obstructive then many other places to run in Tokyo.
Written 30 September 2019
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