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Sometimes even the slickest of city slickers craves a break from the noise and traffic in exchange for an afte …

Sometimes even the slickest of city slickers craves a break from the noise and traffic in exchange for an afternoon of outdoorsy fun and tranquil reflection. If you fancy frolicking through grass and trees without blundering into any actual countryside, then Tokyo’s parks make the perfect temporary escape. There is Sumida Park!

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This park is located along the Sumida River. Sumida Park is one of the best 100 Sakura Spots in Japan located right next to Sumida River. There are about 1000 Sakura planted along with the riverside. Spring is definetely the best time to visit. Those Sakura make beautiful flower tunnel in spring.

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Perhaps the most popular places for hanami in Tokyo are the super-crowded parks in Ueno and Meguro. But one of the nicest things about Sumida Park is that, while the cherry blossom-filled walkway consists of narrow strips of land along the Sumida River, the strip goes on and on. There is a place for everyone. And if you ever tire of the blossoms, the wonderful shopping streets of Asakusa are just around the corner! During the Hanami period which is between ends of March to middle of April, there are a lot of ceremonies or events, such as traditional dance, music or Nursery rhyme song. Also, there many Yatai which sell food, toys or snacks in this time.

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It stretches a long distance from north to south and is often used for walks. This park also features views of the Tokyo Sky Tree. The last weekend in July brings an enormous fireworks display. There are also plenty of attractions nearby, including shopping streets, Asakusa Shrine and Sensoji Temple. You and your family or boyfriend/girlfriend will never get bored here! Interesting? Please check it out!

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Asakusa