Sakura Sakura: Tokyo Cherry Blossoms 2021
Cherry blossoms - sakura - are one of the highlights of spring in Tokyo. But this year, normal cherry blossom viewing parties were off limits. That brought attention to new styles of sakura viewing, and to the people helping preserve the blossoms behind the scenes.

Sakura Train (Tobu Railway)

A special service created by a railway company to help people enjoy the cherry blossoms even during the pandemic. A train slowly crosses the Sumida River, a famous sakura viewing spot, giving riders a great view of the blossoms.

Hanami Taxi (Nihon Kotsu)

A service in which taxis take riders to cherry blossom spots throughout the city. Knowledgeable drivers are equipped with the latest info, and are set to take riders to the best spots depending on the day.