Sakura-colored nights in Nihonbashi: SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI 2021
ReleaseMay 7, 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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI Official Website：https://www.nihonbashi-sakurafes.art/
*The information herein is as of April 2021.