We heard from a few sources that Ueno Park was a great spot for cherry-blossom viewing. Disappointingly, the cherry trees in the park were late bloomers so there were very few blossoms when we visited. Despite the lack of blossoms, the park was packed on a Tue afternoon. The main feature of the park was a center promenade lined with cherry blossom trees on both sides. There was very little lawn area to sit/rest compared with Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑), so the concrete promenade was filled with picnic mats where locals were drinking, eating, and playing cards under the yet-to-blossom cherry trees. It was a little too crowded for us so we took an early exit to get a massage.