HIBIYA BLOSSOM 2024: A Celebration of Spring, Art, and Eco-Consciousness

This spring, the fusion of art and nature paints Tokyo Midtown Hibiya in vibrant colors with HIBIYA BLOSSOM 2024, set from March 20 to April 14. Embracing the theme “Art & Flowers,” this annual event weaves together artistic expression and the beauty of flora, spotlighting sustainability and elegance in its 2024 rendition. Imagine a setting where artificial flowers, crafted from recycled plastic bottles, stand in harmony with natural blossoms, embodying a commitment to environmental care alongside the renewal of spring.

A Green Ode to Spring

This festival’s highlight, the “Blossom Garden – Plant Sculpture,” draws visitors into a stunning dome adorned with lifelike artificial blooms. Beyond this central piece, a blend of real and crafted flowers forms additional artworks and adorns benches and other objects, enriching the event’s atmosphere with a touch of creativity.

Scenic Moments Await

At HIBIYA BLOSSOM 2024, guests will find themselves surrounded by the charm of both real and artificial blooms, with the addition of neon lighting come evening, offering perfect scenes for capturing memories.

“Blossom Garden: Plant Sculpture” – A Tapestry of Art, Nature and Neon

Among the event’s attractions, the “Blossom Garden: Plant Sculpture” unfolds across the scenic Hibiya Step Square, promising a visual treat.

The centerpiece, known as the “Flower Dome,” stands as HIBIYA BLOSSOM 2024’s crowning jewel. With 70% of its structure made up of artificial flowers derived from recycled plastic, the dome offers a kaleidoscope of colors.

Utilizing eco-friendly yet lifelike artificial flowers, this installation goes beyond mere decoration, becoming a grand spectacle for all to admire.

Rising to a height of about 14 feet and spanning 30 feet in width, the Flower Dome at the Tokyo Midtown Hibiya complex offers a 360-degree panorama. Enjoyable from multiple levels, it provides diverse perspectives on this elaborate work.

As evening falls, the dome and its surroundings are bathed in light, transforming the setting into a magical tableau perfect for photography, blending artistic flair with an awareness for the environment under the Tokyo sky.

Within the dome at Hibiya Blossom, you’re plunged into an enchanting secret garden atmosphere, ideal for anyone looking to capture the essence of spring in their photos. It’s a place where every corner promises a perfect shot, allowing you to choose your favorite spots freely. The photos you take here are not just memories; they’ll also make vibrant additions to your social media accounts, capturing the beauty and magic of the moment.

The steps of Hibiya Step Square gain a new life at night, marrying real and artificial flowers with towering 10-foot-tall neon lights. This magical setting invites all to dive into a luminous floral world, where the interplay of colors and light against the backdrop of night promises scenes not soon forgotten, capturing the essence of Tokyo’s springtime allure.

With the “Blossom Garden – Plant Sculpture” and its dome and step installations illuminated from 16:00 to 23:00, a captivating light envelopes Tokyo Midtown Hibiya each evening, adding a touch of enchantment to the experience.

Hibiya Nakadori: A Floral Tribute to Everyday Wonders

In Hibiya Nakadori, the ordinary becomes extraordinary as it transforms into “Botanical Street – A Daily Thank You.” Common urban fixtures like street lamps, phone boxes, and benches are reimagined with vibrant artificial flowers. This transformation creates a visual feast, turning these everyday items into focal points for creativity and photography.

This unique approach not only beautifies the street but also invites passersby to see their everyday world in a new light. Each adorned element becomes a perfect backdrop for capturing memorable moments, blending the simplicity of city life with the intricate beauty of floral art.

Culinary Experiences Amidst the Blossoms

As the blossoms burst forth, so too does a selection of dining delights that embrace the spirit of spring at Tokyo Midtown Hibiya. From visually stunning to limited-edition dishes and drinks, here’s a glimpse of what awaits:

KIKI’s afternoon tea set「春のいちご泥棒」 (haru no ichigo dorobō – Spring strawberry thief) 4,730 JPY (tax included)

At TEA ROOM KIKI 紅茶 & スコーン専門店 (KIKI – Tea & Scone Specialty Store KIKI), enjoy a tiered selection of delectable strawberry-themed desserts, scones, and sandwiches, capturing the vibrant spirit of spring in every bite.

和もんぶらん桜 (wa Mont Blanc sakura – Japanese-style Mont Blanc with cherry blossoms) 2,530 JPY (tax included)

Hayashiya Shinbei (林屋新兵衛) presents a unique Japanese Mont Blanc dessert, blending homemade sakura Mont Blanc cream with matcha and dōmyōji, a sweet rice flour. This dessert combines the delicate flavor of cherry blossoms with the richness of stone-ground matcha, all presented in a beautiful harmony of pink and green hues, capturing the essence of spring.

春の十穀米ベジミートタコライス (haru no jukkokumai vegi-meat taco rice – Spring vegetable meat taco rice with multigrain rice) 1,980 JPY (tax included)

At REVIVE KITCHEN THREE, this innovative taco rice – a modern Okinawan dish consisting of taco-flavored ground beef served on a bed of rice – is a celebration of spring. It boasts a medley of multigrain rice, plant-based meat, and creamy avocado, catering both to vegan and gluten-free preferences.

華香る海鮮バラちらし御膳 (hana kaoru kaisen barachirashi gozen – meal of seafood barachirashi accented by flowers) 2,400 JPY (tax included)

Tempura Tentora (天ぷら 天寅) offers an exquisite meal centered on barachirashi, a dish where sashimi and garnishes are scattered over sushi rice, here adorned with edible flowers for an aesthetically pleasing spring touch. Alongside, enjoy their renowned crisp tempura, side dishes, pickes and miso soup.

初鰹のマリネと新玉ねぎのフォンダン (hatsugatsuo no mariné to shintamanegi no fondant – marinated early-season bonito with a fondant of new-harvest onions)

Experience the seasonal delight of early-season bonito at casual French restaurant morceau, where this delicately marinated fish is featured together with seasonal vegetables. The dish is featured in morceau’s various course offerings: the Specialty Lunch Course at 7,700 JPY, the Standard Dinner Course at 8,434 JPY and the Specialty Dinner Course at 11,880 JPY (all tax included).

ベリーベリーティーエード (berry berry tea-ade) 890 JPY (tax included)

Mr.FARMER’s refreshing tea-ade combines homemade vegan berry syrup with Earl Grey, enriched with fruit chunks for a lightly carbonated, sweet and tart drink. Garnished with a sprig of rosemary and edible flowers, it’s visually stunning and delicious. Available for takeout, it’s perfect for enjoying the HIBIYA BLOSSOM 2024 festivities.

These and other culinary offerings await at participating venues, beckoning you to explore them during your visit to HIBIYA BLOSSOM 2024.

This year’s HIBIYA BLOSSOM invites you to witness the integration of sustainability into art and culture, offering a vision for a greener future amidst the celebration of spring. As you plan your visit, look forward to being inspired by the beauty of the season, the innovation in sustainable art, and the delightful culinary experiences that await.

Plan Your Visit to HIBIYA BLOSSOM 2024

Dates March 20 to April 14, 2024
Illumination Times 16:00-23:00
Address Tokyo Midtown Hibiya 1-1-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006
Access Hibiya Station Short walk from Hibiya Station Exit A11
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (C09)
  • Tokyo Metro Mita Line (I08)
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (H08)

Yūrakuchō Station 4-minute walk from Yūrakuchō Station Exit D1
  • JR Yamanote Line (JY30)
  • Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line (Y18)

Ginza Station 5-minute walk from Ginza Station Exit B7
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G09)
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M16)
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (H09)
Official Website https://www.hibiya.tokyo-midtown.com.e.adj.hp.transer.com/en/ (Tokyo Midtown Hibiya)
Hours Shops: 11:00-20:00, Restaurants: 11:00-23:00
Restaurant operating hours may vary, so check with individual establishments for details