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First Day Out TokyoTreat’s Happy Romantic Guide!

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February 15, 2023
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A woman romantically leaning on a man's shoulder among the cherry blossoms.

The first day out of winter and spring is on the way! While cherry blossoms play a significant role in spring in Japan, there’s so much more to enjoy! From boat rides to cool exhibits, there are plenty of romantic places for you and your loved one to explore together!

Inokashira Park

Are you looking to spend a romantic time in Tokyo? Look no further than Inokashira Park in Kichijoji! Stroll hand in hand through the park’s cherry blossom trees in the springtime. Take a paddleboat ride on the lake, then cozy up on a bench and share a picnic lunch. Remember to snap a selfie in front of the park’s famous swan boats!

Swan boats in the lake at Inokashira Park during the first day out in the spring time.
Ueno Park is one of many places to enjoy the cherry blossoms with your loved one! Image via Shutterstock

Located in the heart of Tokyo’s vibrant Kichijoji neighborhood, Inokashira Park is the perfect spot for a romantic day out. Afterward, take a peaceful stroll through the park’s blooming cherry blossom trees in the spring, and take a short walk to the nearby Ghibli Museum!

Unquestionably, you can enjoy the whimsical and imaginative world of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. From Totoro to Kiki’s Delivery Service, you’ll fall in love with the fantastical world of these beloved animated films.

TeamLab Planets

For an immersive and unforgettable experience in Tokyo, head to TeamLab Planets! This interactive digital art museum lets you walk, jump, and swim through colorful and constantly evolving installations.

You’ll walk among the stars in the “Wander through the Crystal Universe” exhibit! In “Athletics Forest,” you’ll test your physical skills on a digital obstacle course. 

Silhouettes of two people at an exhibit of lights and lanterns at TeamLab Planets, during the first day out in spring.
TeamLab Planets is home to many beautiful interactive exhibits. Image Wikimedia Commons

In other words, you can get lost in a dreamy and magical world with your special someone as you explore interactive digital art exhibits. Walk on water, immerse yourselves in a sea of flowers, and watch as the stunning visuals come to life around you. It’s the perfect place to hold hands, steal a kiss, and make memories that will last a lifetime. 

Discover the wonder of TeamLab Planets together with your loved one! No matter which exhibits you choose, they’ll transport you to another world full of beauty, curiosity, and imagination. Remember to snap some Instagram-worthy photos to remember your trip!

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If you’re looking for a peaceful and romantic spot in Tokyo, Yamamoto-tei is a must-visit destination. This traditional Japanese garden is situated in the heart of the bustling city but feels like a serene oasis. 

A lush backyard at the Yamamoto-tei House, a manor in Katsushika-ku Tokyo, which is perfect for the first day out in spring.
Yamamoto-tei is a preserved historical manor from the Taisho era! Image via Travel to Japan

The garden’s beautifully landscaped grounds feature a pond, waterfall, and carefully placed stones and plants, all of which create a calming and romantic atmosphere.

Stroll with your loved one along the paths, cross over the bridge, and stop to admire the garden views from various vantage points. Yamamoto-tei is especially lovely in the spring since its cherry blossoms surround it! Take advantage of this romantic and tranquil gem in Katsushika!

Yakatabune Boat Rides in Sumida River

You can also take a yakatabune boat ride along the Sumida River! These traditional Japanese boats offer a luxurious and intimate way to see the city from the water. Enjoy delicious food and drinks as you cruise along the river, taking in the stunning views of Tokyo’s skyline and landmarks like the Tokyo Skytree.

A yakatabune luxury boar in the Sumida River at night.
Yakatabune are traditional Japanese dinner cruises! Image via Shutterstock

The boat ride is breathtaking at night when the city’s lights twinkle and reflect on the water. You’ll feel like you’re in a different world as you sip sake and admire the scenery with your loved one. The boats also have private rooms so you can enjoy an exclusive evening. Take advantage of this unique and romantic experience in Tokyo!

Chidorigafuchi Moat: First Day Out on a Boat!

Chidorigafuchi Moat in Iidabashi is excellent during the springtime! Located near the Imperial Palace, this hidden gem offers stunning views of cherry blossom trees that bloom in the spring, creating a picturesque pink canopy over the water!

A bunch of people in boats at Chidorigafuchi Moat during cherry blossom season.
Chidorigafuchi Moat is near the Imperial Palace! Image via Shutterstock

Rent a rowboat from March through November and paddle along the moat, taking in the breathtaking scenery and enjoying the company of your partner. The peaceful atmosphere and beautiful surroundings help create romantic memories for the first day out in springtime.

After your boat ride, take a stroll around the area and admire the historical Imperial Palace nearby. Chidorigafuchi Moat is a genuinely enchanting spot in Tokyo that you won’t want to miss!

Tokyo might not have classically romantic buildings like other parts of the world, but many people still flock to these and many other locations to bask in each other’s love. Which of these places do you plan to visit this spring? Who would you like to take with you on this first day out? Let us know in the comments below!

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