Manhattan – Morningside Heights
W 122nd St and Riverside Dr
Manhattan, NY 10027
In 1912, more than 2,000 cherry trees were brought to the United States from Japan and planted in New York City parks, and this beautiful, historic park (Sakura means "cherry blossom" in Japanese) was born. At just two acres, the park is one of New York City's smaller areas, but it features a play area for children, a performance pavilion used by the Manhattan School of Music and a stone Japanese tori donated by the city of Tokyo in 1960.