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NIHONBASHI SAKURA GATE

3.16(thu) - 4.9(sun)

11:00am - 11:00pm
Installation show times: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Naka-dori Street (Between COREDO Muromachi 1 and COREDO Muromachi 2)

Through the use of projection, light and sound, the entire street will be turned into a sakura-filled river, with a sky of countless sakura-colored strips of paper. Pass through the whimsical SAKURA GATE and feel what it is like to be inside a river blanketed with cherry blossoms, with the petals dancing above.
In case you missed it last year, come back this year to watch the streamers trail in the spring breeze in the afternoon, and in the evening watch the beautiful light and sound projection.

 

Sakura Light-Up

3.16(thu) - 4.16(sun)

Location: Mitsui Main Building, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, Edo Sakura-dori Street, Fukutoku Garden, COREDO Muromachi, YUITO, GRANROOF, GranTokyo North Tower, etc.

In this magical light-up event, the Mitsui Main Building (designated an Important Cultural Property) and the stores that line Chuo-dori Street (including COREDO Muromachi) will be colored a beautiful sakura pink in the evenings.
Starting this year, the new community space, Fukutoku Garden, will also be illuminated for the Sakura Light-Up.

 

Nihonbashi Sakura Food Stalls

3.25(sat) - 26(sun)

Location: Naka-dori Street (seats), Ukiyo-shoji Street (stalls)
*Available while supplies last
*Will be held in the underground Edo Sakura-dori passageway in case of rain

Stalls will each offer a limited-time menu. Participating restaurants include those who are part of the Miyoshikai (a gourmet Nihonbashi restaurant association) as well as restaurants located in COREDO Muromachi, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store and the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo.
Enjoy the special menus created with the exceptional skills of these historical and famous restaurants.

 

Nihonbashi Sakura Gourmet Stamp Rally

3.16(thu) - 4.9(sun)

Location: 109 shops around Nihonbashi/Kyobashi/Yaesu
*Times will differ depending on the store

Leisurely enjoy sakura-themed menu items at participating restaurants while walking around the Nihonbashi area.
The first participants will received a sakura badge.
Also, collect stamps at each store and participate in the lottery to win marvelous prizes.
This event is the perfect way to visit various restaurants and get to know the area!

 

TIME TO GEISHA ~Sakura Special~

3.18(sat) , 25(sat) , 4.1(sat) , 8(sat)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Kyorakutei (COREDO Muromachi 3, 3F)
Adults 5,500 yen, Children (12 and under) 3,500 yen
*Reservations required by 5:00pm the day before

Experience the hospitality of the elegant Yoshicho district geisha at a reasonable price. In the special sakura version, you can experience playing games in a traditional tatami room beautifully decorated in a cherry blossom theme for spring time festivities!

Inquiries: SHINNICHIYA ☎ 03-5652-5403 (Japanese / Weekday 10:00am – 5:00pm)
*English: Nihonbashi Information Center ☎ 03-3242-2334 (10:00am – 7:00pm)

BEST OF JAPAN GOURMET TOUR ~Sakura Special Edition~

3.25(sat) , 26(sun)

11:30am-1:00pm, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Nihonbashi Information Center (COREDO Muromachi 1, B1)
500yen
*Reservations required at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour

Visit cuisine-related historical stores from throughout Japan within COREDO Muromachi, learning about the famous products of each region and delving into the unique history of the shops along the way. There are samples at various stores, so you can taste for yourself the flavors of Japan. On this sakura-themed version of the tour, our English-speaking guides will also introduce cherry blossom-themed products.

Inquiries: Nihonbashi Information Center ☎ 03-3242-2334(English / 10:00am – 7:00pm) View Details

Spring-Themed Workshops

3.25(sat), 26(sun)

10:30am - 11:00am [Yubendo] Origami Workshop ~Let’s Make Sakura!~
2:30pm - 3:30pm [Chikusen & Uan] Sakura Petite Accessories Workshop
3:30pm - 4:30pm [Ozuwashi] Sakura Washi Paper Cutting Workshop

Location: Nihonbashi Information Center
Participants: Maximum 8 people per workshop
Price: Adults/Children 500 yen
*Reservations required by 5:00pm the day before, but walk-ins accepted if space is available

(Workshop held in English; Japanese support available)

Feel the festivities of spring by participating in a sakura-themed tour as well as a variety of
sakura-themed Japanese craft workshops. Through these activities, learn more about the history and culture of Nihonbashi.

■[Yubendo] Origami Workshop ~Let’s Make Sakura!~
Using the beautifully-patterned washi paper, learn how to make spring-themed origami designs such as flowers.

■[Chikusen & Uan] Sakura Petite Accessories Workshop
The 2nd generation instructor, Ruruko Minagawa, passes on the knowledge she learned from her grandmother as she teaches under the same name of Uan, using scraps of kimono fabric to create ‘tsumami zaiku,’ or small Japanese trinkets such as seasonally-themed hair accessories and pin badges.

■[Ozuwashi] Sakura Washi Paper Cutting Workshop
Using traditional washi paper in many beautiful colors, learn how to cut out seasonal, sakura-themed designs.

Inquiries: Nihonbashi Information Center ☎ 03-3242-2334(English / 10:00am – 7:00pm)
Organizer: Nihonbashi Sakura Festival Executive Committee
Special Sponsor: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Sponsors: Nihonbashi Mitsui Main Building; Takashimaya Nihombashi Store; Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. (YUITO); Tokyo Station City Management Council; Mitsui Real Estate Management Co., Ltd., (COREDO Muromachi 1-3/COREDO Nihonbashi/Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower); Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd.; NIPPON TOCHI-TATEMONO Co.,Ltd.; Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo; Meiji Co., Ltd ; TAKARA SHUZO CO., LTD.; and AND THE FRIET.

*Event contents may be changed or cancelled due to weather and other circumstances. *Prices include tax unless otherwise specified.