Gokokuji Temple, Bunkyo-ku

Enjoy the cherry blossoms without the crowds

By Manish Prabhune    - 1 min read

Cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo usually get crowded; however, there are some less known ones where one can enjoy both, the spring flowers and the serene atmosphere. Gokokuji Temple is such spot in Tokyo. Conveniently located on the Yurakucho Metro Line (Gokokuji station), it's an ancient temple that survived the second world war bombing and has an impressive landscape of pine trees and a garden decorated with stone lamps. A must visit, if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of cherry blossom viewing spots like Ueno and Kudanshita.

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Manish Prabhune

Manish Prabhune @manish.prabhune

Travelling to various places and locations in Japan for over 14 years now, I want to share my experiences and also hear about destinations that I still have not been to in the land of the rising sun. Am a photography enthusiast and love to do slow shutter blue hour photography in Tokyo.