Meguro River

Meguro River, Tokyo: Address, Phone Number, Meguro River Reviews: 4.5/5

Meguro River
4.5

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The area
Neighborhood: 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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olafoomes
Amstelveen, The Netherlands1,671 contributions
After a long COVID-period I was back in town and since my last Sakura experience, while blossom was opening up at that time, I visited the Meguro river once again. This time blossom was in full bloom and what a terrific sight it was.
Apart from perhaps Shinjuku Gyoen this really is my favourite blossom location.
Although foreign tourists were still not allowed in Japan at that time it was definitely very crowded but everybody was wearing masks which really made it a safe place to view the beautiful blossom trees. I loved walking around over there.
Written June 20, 2022
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
We took the train and visited this place during the day and also at night. The cherry blossoms look better at night when the whole area is lighted up. Crowded with people and you may need to jostle for space.
Written February 29, 2020
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shopping74
Tokyo, Japan6,346 contributions
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 December 24, 2015
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swift314
Sheffield, UK12,551 contributions
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 November 2, 2015
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1secondlate
Singapore, Singapore243 contributions
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 April 11, 2018
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BearAndTheCat
Houston, TX107 contributions
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 February 3, 2015
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crybaby21sg
Singapore, Singapore146 contributions
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 November 24, 2019
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Dan Theman
New York103 contributions
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 September 30, 2019
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cake_debauchery
Leeds, UK227 contributions
Couples
We came here for the sakurs and were not disappointed! For me it was the best place we got to seem them!!
Written April 9, 2019
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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK4,010 contributions
Friends
What a fantastic atmosphere during cherry blossom. We had a lovely stroll with the trees in full bloom whilst eating yummy street food and drinking champagne. Pure bliss.
Written March 28, 2019
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