Hanami along the Kanda River
If the photo-hungry crowds of Meguro River are too much for you, then check out the equally beautiful Kanda River near Waseda, a hidden and barely known gem, where you can enjoy walking along the sakura-lined canal with only few people blocking your way. Arrive on the cute Toden Arakawa Line (Sakura Tram) which is one of Tokyo’s last street cars and get off at Gakushuinshita Station, from where you can make your way towards Hotel Chinzanso and Edogawabashi Station. Along the way you will find several small bridges which make for great photo spots, a small museum with a tatami tea room where you can stop for a bowl of matcha, Higo Hosokawa Garden, or the venerable Hotel Chinzanso with its own outstanding garden, both of which can be visited for free.
Address︎Walk along the Kanda River between Gakushuinshita Station and Hotel Chinzanso
Gakushuinshita and Omokagebashi (Toden Arakawa Line/ Sakura Tram)
Edogawabashi (Yurakucho Line)