Tokyo, Kanto, Japan
Weeping blossoms engulf this moat at the Imperial Palace, where 250+ sakura trees cram the banks. Walk or better still see it from a rowboat for maximum effect (hire from Chidorigafuchi boat parking). Arguably the most impressive hanami spot in Toyko, especially at night, when the trees are lit up.
Best for ages: 8+ | Free | 2-3 hours