Sakura-colored nights in Nihonbashi: SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI 2021

Sakura Fes Nihonbashi, an annual spring event, is held during the cherry blossom season. This year the event was held from March 19, 2021 (Friday) through April 11, 2021 (Sunday). This is a report of the event’s 8th year.

Sakura-colored nights in Nihonbashi: SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI 2021

Edo Sakura-dori St.

This year’s theme is “take spring home.” Unfortunately, the typical cherry blossom festivities can’t take place due to Covid-19, therefore this year’s event was planned around the idea of being able to enjoy cherry blossom viewing foods at home. Nearly 170 shops in the Nihonbashi area will be offering takeaway food, providing a new way to enjoy viewing the cherry blossoms.

There is a wide variety of colorful sakura-themed foods to choose from as well as limited time spring sweets, takeaway food, and finger food! This year’s featured item is the strawberry and sakura matcha (green powdered tea) éclair which is available at Sembikiya Sohonten Nihonbashi Honten (Main Store) (\702, consumption tax included).

Strawberry and sakura matcha éclair

Delicious choux pastry filled with green tea custard and topped with sweet and tart strawberries, sakura flavored red bean paste cream, and whipped cream. You can really get a taste of spring with this exquisite dessert!

Enjoying the éclair at the nearby COREDO Muromachi Terrace.

The COREDO Muromachi Terrace’s large rooftop space will be decorated with cherry blossom shaped umbrellas during the duration of the Sakura Fes! Drop by to take a break from your stroll, enjoy your takeaway meal, or utilize the space as a photo spot.

COREDO Muromachi Terrace large rooftop space
Cherry blossom viewing benches at COREDO Muromachi Terrace’s large rooftop

It’s a magically romantic spot, complete with a gorgeous light display!

In addition to sweets, you can also take home course meals prepared by famous restaurants!

Twenty-four of Nihonbashi’s famous restaurants have come together to serve Nihonbashi Utage Zutsumi, a popular New Year’s holiday delicacy reimagined with a cherry blossom theme.

Nihonbashi Utage Zutsumi

Get into the festive spring mood at home with the luxurious taste of this take-home meal.

There are plenty of other limited time, spring-edition menu items!

Dry-aged Wagyu beef sushi (spring-edition) from Nihonbashi Seito
Springtime strawberry sundae from ISHIYA NIHONBASHI

Some of the high-rise buildings and important cultural assets along Chuo-dori St. as well as one of Nihonbashi’s most famous sakura locations, Edo Sakura-dori St., will be lit up with sakura-colored lights during the evenings!

Sakura light-display
Sakura-colored light-display at Edo Sakura-dori St.
Sakura light-display at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
COREDO Muromachi

Even though a large number of people were not able to participate in this year’s event, we hope visitors will be able come to Tokyo next year and personally experience the dreaminess of Sakura Fes Nihonbashi!


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The information herein is as of April 2021

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