Every Japanese, no, everyone who lives in Japan is waiting every year for the moment when the cherry blossoms (Sakura) start to bloom. We go to parks and gardens to enjoy the cherry blossoms. That is called ‘Hanami’. I’m very lucky to live very close to Meguro River. The river is known as one of the best Hanami spots in Tokyo and it is only 6 min walk from my kitchen 🙂 Meguro River has over 800 Sakura on the riverside from the Ikejiriohashi to Meguro (about 3.2km). It is like a tunnel of Sakura. Many people come and enjoy Hanami. There are many food stands and light up at night too. Hanami by night with the lanterns is truly enchanting! If you are planning to visit Tokyo, and haven’t seen those Sakura yet, come in the Spring!
Hi! I'm Junko, the owner of JJ Kitchen in Tokyo. Supporting me is my good foodie friend, Eiko.We love to cook, eat, and drink with our friends. We talk nonstop about the foods and drinks we’re interested in, and often enjoy throwing home parties with friends on the weekends. The happy smiles of our guests are the biggest treat for us. We will welcome you to our kitchen with all our hearts :)