Kita district, Asuka mountain’s park


After Edo period, the city started to lose panoramic view of mountains surounding. But people still gather at the park to enojoy arrival of spring with Sakura trees.

In the early eighteenth century, Shōgun Tokugawa Yoshimune planted many cherry trees in the area and opened up the land for the enjoyment of the “Edokko” or citizens of Tokyo. Asukayama park was formally established, alongside Ueno Park, Shiba Park, Asakusa Park, and Fukagawa Park, in 1873 by the Dajō-kan, as Japan’s first public parks.