The green road of “Chidori-ga-fuchi” is a 700 meters long promenade along the moat of the Imperial Palace. About 140 cherry trees line the green road. It’s a popular place in spring for “hanami” – cherry blossom viewing.
But actually, “Chidori-ga-fuchi” isn’t just a place for the cherry blossom season. It’s a refreshing oasis all year round!
All you have to do is rent a boat. When you walk along the green road, you will see a boat pier where you can rent rowboats and paddle boats (pedalos).
During the hot Japanese summer, a boat trip is perfect for relaxing surrounded by lush trees while feeling a cooling breeze.
In autumn, the colorful leaves of the trees and the many flowers are a beautiful sight: perfect for a walk around the moat. Of course, you can also rent a boat and relax in the soft autumn sun.
Furthermore, a special event is held every summer at the moat.
At the “Chiyoda City Floating Lantern Festival” people write their wishes on lanterns. After that, some of the participants chosen by lottery are allowed to row a boat and let everyone’s lantern float on the moat. The gentle light of the 700 lanterns is a very beautiful and romantic sight! Every year, more and more tourists from everywhere in the world are participating in the festival. Why don’t you join them next year? Your wishes might come true!
“Chidori-ga-fuchi” is a green oasis in the middle of the city.
Bring your friends and loved ones for a relaxing boat trip and enjoy the four seasons at “Chidori-ga-fuchi”!
Chidori-ga-fuchi Boat Pier:
- Address2-saki Sanbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- Hours11:00 – 17:30
- Periodfrom March 1st to November 30th
- Access10 minutes on foot from “Kudanshita station” exit 2