Refrain from Meguro river cherry blossom viewing:local government

2022.3.16 12:00

the signboard to urge to refrain from veiwing cherry blossoms

Meguro river is one of the most famous spots to go and see cherry blossoms in Tokyo, however in this Spring Meguro Ward urges to refrain from viewing to prevent from the spread of COVID-19. The light-up at night or some events will be cancelled.
Eiji Aoki, Mayor of Meguro Ward, released a message saying, "The sidewalk along the Meguro River is narrow and it is often used by locals. When many people come, it becomes so crowded and it is very dangerous."
About 800 cherry trees line up along the Meguro River. Many cafes and restaurants are gathered around there.

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