At the "Hanami" (Cherry Blossom Festival) in April, the trees are decorated and the people meet for a picnic (pikunikku) under the cherry trees. The flowering and falling of the flowers, symbolizes the beauty and transience of life. The "Ueno Park" is also a popular destination during other seasons.
The "Hama Rikyu Garden" (palace garden) was used for duck hunting, later it was transformed into a garden. There is a teahouse in the lake. Cherry and plum trees attract visitors in spring time.