The meaning of Sakurashinmachi in Japanese is "New town of cherry." As the name suggests, the cherry blossoms here in Spring is so magical that it is difficult for you not to fall in love with this town if you visit here and watch the sea of cherry blossoms transforming the whole district in pale pink like a three-dimensional landscape painting.
As well as being the town of beautiful cherry blossoms, the district is also famous as the home of Sazae-san. The human touch and smiling faces characterized by the world of Sazae-san is present all over the town. Visit Sazae-san Street and you will feel the local hospitality at its finest.
One of the most notable places to visit in Sakurashinmachi is Nomigawa (Nomi River). It is the best spot for cherry blossom viewing. The promenade along the river is lined by Yoshino cherry trees, known as the most beautiful cherry blossoms among the various cherry families. Nomigawa is one of the very few natural spring water river in the central part of Tokyo.
Komazawa Water Station was built during Taisho period as the public water station of Shibuya-cho (former Shibuya ward). There is a monument inaugurated in 1927 commemorating the opening of the waterworks. The water station is still in operation and serves water to some parts of Setagaya, Meguro and Shibya wards.
The former residence of the Oba family who had succeeded the title of the local magistrate of 20 villages of Setagaya-ryo in Hikone-han since the middle of the Edo period. On the premises there is an archives museum where the history of Setagaya region from primitive ages to the present is exhibited.
Kinuta Park was originally designed as a part of the Metropolitan Open Space Program in 1940. It is one of the major metropolitan parks in Tokyo. 100 acre (40 ha) of green belt is an oasis for local families.
Located next to Kinuta Park, Setagaya Art Museum hosts various art exhibitions as well as events such as concerts and lectures through the year. The ground floor is for exhibitions and the upper floor is for permanent collections.