Savvy Tokyo Sakura Photo Contest 2018: Until April 15!

Theme: "My Tokyo, My Sakura"

Submit your best sakura shots for the year for a chance to be featured on Savvy Tokyo and win a fabulous prize!

Before you know it, the sakura season will hit Tokyo in full bloom (next week, in fact!). The parks will fill with people celebrating the start of spring and the hanami (flower viewing) festivities will saturate your social media feeds. But the cherry blossom season is also ephemeral.

To capture the moment and celebrate all creativity captured on camera (and smartphone), following a major success last year (we received nearly 300 stunning photos!), Savvy Tokyo is proud to announce its second Sakura Photo Contest 2018.

The theme this year is “My Tokyo, My Way.” Your photos could depict anything — from your interpretation of “the blossoms of happiness” or sakura with the family, to love under the cherry blossoms, sakura-themed sweets or anything else that celebrates sakura, families and women in Tokyo.

The only condition is that the photos you submit should be taken in Tokyo, or have some relevance to the capital.

How To Submit Your Photos

You can get your treasured shots to us in a number of ways.

  • Send them via email to
  • Send them in a private message to our official Facebook account
  • Post them to your Instagram or Twitter account with the hashtag #savvysakura2018
    (Make sure to use the same hashtag for subject lines when sending via email or Facebook)

Note: Please include a short caption, photo title, location, date and your name (or nickname) with your photo. You can submit as many photos as you wish. Photos without captions and the information above, or such submitted from other areas in Japan, will not be considered as potential winning entries.

What’s In It For You?

Exposure, recognition and fun! You’ll get 15 minutes of fame (actually, eternal, since it will stay on Savvy  f.o.r.e.v.e.r… ) and a fabulous prize (a hotel/restaurant voucher for two, discount coupons and other goodies) from the Savvy team for taking the No. 1 photo.

The Savvy team of editors, photographers and designers will select the top 10 photos from the entries and publish them in an article on the site with the winners’ names (or nicknames) and links to their social media accounts or websites (if applicable). Our favorite photo from the 10 best entries will receive a special prize.

See the winners of our 2017 contest here.

Contest Period

The contest is open from ThursdayMarch 22 to Sunday, April 15. The winning photos will be published on Savvy Tokyo by the end of April.

Terms & Conditions

  • All photos must be original and taken in Tokyo in 2018
  • Applicants must hold copyright of the photo(s)
  • The winning photos will be selected by Savvy based on originality, creativity and photo quality
  • It will be at Savvy’s sole discretion to determine whether any eligibility requirement has or has not been met
  • We may require evidence or confirmation from entrants before publishing or awarding prizes.

The prize winner-elect must reply to Savvy Tokyo’s email within seven days to claim their prize. If a prize is not claimed within this period, we reserve the right to select an alternate prize winner.

By submitting your photos to this contest, you are automatically granting Savvy Tokyo the right to publish them on our website and official social media accounts for the sole purposes of this competition. Your photos will not be republished or used for any other purposes.

We look forward to seeing your amazing photos! #savvysakura2018