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8 amazing places to enjoy sakura cherry blossoms near Tokyo!

— Choose from the eight best places to enjoy sakura cherry blossoms just north of Tokyo —

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① Visit 'Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi'

Japanese: 熊谷桜堤(埼玉県)

🌸Spring has Sprung… into Pink and ✨Yellow!

A delightful stroll through a ✨magnificent sakura tunnel with your loved ones… what could be more special💕?

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to make the most 🎉festive and colorful spring memories at “Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi” in Saitama! You’ll end up with tons of 📷lovely pictures of 🌸soft pink cherry blossoms and ✨bright yellow rapeseed flowers!

As you follow the pretty 🌸Sakura course, you can stop by at sites like Takagi Shrine or Sekijoji Temple for a little break! When the flowers are in full bloom, they will 🔦light up the cherry blossoms in the evenings, offering another special way to appreciate the beautiful spring.💕 

Chosen as one of the best places to enjoy sakura near Tokyo (No1 in Saitama) .

2 chome, Kawahara-cho, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama Pref. 360-0035 Japan

End of March to Early April

Free

Take the train to Kumagaya Station and walk.

Kumagaya Station (JR & Chichibu Lines)

[Walk]

10 min walk from Kumagaya Station.

Kumagaya Tourist Bureau

+81-48-594-6677

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

② Visit 'Sattegongendo Sakura Tsutsumi'

Japanese: 幸手権現堂桜堤/県営権現堂公園(埼玉県)

🎉Happy Spring!! - A Celebration in 🌸Pink and ✨Yellow!

Come visit 🌸“Sattegongendo Sakura Tsutsumi” in Saitama, for the most colorful and joyous spring celebration of your lifetime!

This location is best known for its magnificent collaboration of cherry blossoms and rapeseed flowers — you’ll be astonished by the contrast between the 🌸pink sakura tunnel and ✨bright yellow carpet of rapeseed flowers! When the flowers are in full bloom around late March to early April, the park will celebrate with a 🌸sakura festival. There will be 🍡food booths, art shows, and events like tea ceremonies!

Throughout the year, you can rent out 🚴🏾bicycles to go around and enjoy the area.

Chosen as one of the best places to enjoy sakura near Tokyo (No2 in Saitama) .

887-3 Uchigouma, Satte-city, Satitama Pref. 340-0103 Japan

End of March to Early April

Free

1hour 15 min

[Train]

Take the Tobu Skytree Line to Satte Station and take a bus.

Tobu Satte Station

[Bus]

Take the bus for 7min to Gongendo Bus stop and walk for another 7min

[Taxi]

10min

[Walk]

30 min walk from Tobu Satte Station.

Satte Gongendo Cherry Preservation Society

+81-480-44-0873

External Link (English)

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

③ Visit 'Myogisan sakura no sato (Mt. Moyogi)'

Japanese: 妙義山さくらの里(群馬県)

⭐️Step into a masterpiece of 🌸🌳 5000 Sakura Trees❗

If you came for Sakura, ⛰Mt Moyogi’s Sakura no Sato is the place to be❗️

Be mesmerized by the subtle pink shades of five thousand 🌸🌳🌸🌲cherry trees on a backdrop of rolling hills and ⛰craggy peaks. Mid-April is the best time to see the sakura in full bloom, but the 🍂umber shades of autumn are also worth a visit.

Come and see the 🌸sakura petals flutter past you among the hills, or 😍😍watch from afar in the open-air ♨onsen at Myogi Fureai Plaza.

1258 Shimoosaka, Shimonita-machi, Kanra-gun, Gunma Pref. Japan

Early April to Late April

Free

[Train]

Take the Jyoetsu Shinkansen to Takasaki and take Shinetsu Honsen to JR Matsuida Station

 JR Matsuida Station (JR Line) or Shimonita Station (Jyoshin Dentetsu Line)

[Taxi]

25min from above stations

Myogisan sakura no sato

+81-274-82-2400

 

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

④ Visit 'Akaginanmen Senbonzakura'

Japanese: 赤城南面千本桜(群馬県)

🌸 🌸 Dive in a Cheery Blossom Paradise 🌸 🌸

–A Perfect 🌆 Urban Getaway on the slopes of ⛰️ Mt. Akagi —

👀Known as one of the “100 Best 🌸Sakura Viewing Points in Japan”, the stunning Akagi Nanmen Senbonzakura path extends over a 3.5-kilometer stretch of road on the slope of ⛰️Mt. Akagi. With more than 1,000 cherry blossom 🌳trees along the path, when the 🌼 blossom season comes, you will be drawn into a pink paradise created by the wind-borne blossoms 🌺.

The Annual Akagi Nanmen Senbonzakura Festival 🎉 is held from the beginning to the middle of April. When the day gets 🌇darker, illumination will be 🔦lightened up to add more atmosphere to this wonderland 💗.

Chosen as one of the best places to enjoy sakura near Tokyo (No1 in Gunma) .

2511-2 Naegashima-machi, Maebashi-city, Gunma Pref. 371-0241 Japan

Early April to Late April

Free

2hours 20min

[Train]

Take the Tobu Line (Ryomo Express) from Asakusa to Akagi station and take the Jyomo Denki Tetsudo to Oogo station

Oogo Station (Jyomo Denki Railway)

[Taxi]

20min from Oogo station

[Bus]

20min from Oogo station

MAEBASHI CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

+81-27-235-2211

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

⑤ Visit 'Fukuokazeki'

Japanese: 福岡堰(茨城県)

👟Talk a stroll through a 1.8km 🌸Sakura tunnel❗

Set on a narrow river bank with a tunnel of over 600 🌸sakura trees, Fukuokazeki is steeped in local history❗️

Originally a dam built in the 🏯Edo period, the river is still used by local 🌾farmers. Wander down the path and enjoy the blossom’s reflection with the sweet sound of 🕊🎼birdsongs. The perfect place to get caught in a 🌸🍃shower of falling petals. The best part is, you can always find a 😌quiet location for yourself.

Don’t miss the Sakura festival in late March to early April for 🍡🍱gourmet food and 😃fun and games.

Chosen as one of the best places to enjoy sakura near Tokyo (No2 in Ibaraki) .

2633-7 Kitayama, Tsukubamirai-city, Ibaraki Pref. 300-2407 Japan

Late March to Early April

Free

1hours 30min

[Train]

From Akihabara Station (in Tokyo) take the Tsukuba Express to Midori no Eki Station.

Midori no Eki Station (Tsukuba Express)

[Taxi]

7min from Midori no Eki Station

[Walk]

15 min from Midori no Eki Station

Tsukubamirai City Tourism Association

+81-297-58-2111

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

⑥ Visit 'Shizumine Furusato Koen'

Japanese: 静峰ふるさと公園(茨城県)

Immerse Yourself in a 🌊Sea of Multi-Color 🌸Cherry Blossoms

-Pink is Not the Only Color ‼️

📢 Ready to treat your 👀eyes with the stunning full bloom of both regular 🌸cherry trees and 🌸🌸unique double-flowering cherry blossoms? Here we go 👇!

The rich in history 🏞️Shizumine Furusato Park has its name well spread due to its large variety of cherry 🌲trees, including the symbolic Double-Flowering cherry trees. Differ from other cherry trees, the double flowering cheery trees has a later bloom 🌼 with more vivid and richer color. It has created a breathtaking fairyland dyed with pale pink 🌸, rose pink 🌺 and pearl white💮!

The “🎊Yaezakura Cherry Blossom Festival” is held yearly to offer a full experience of Sakura viewing, including a 🌙️night cherry blossom illumination and various on-stage events ❤️.

1720-1 Shizu, Naka-city, Ibaraki Pref. 319-2106

Early to Late April

There is a ‘Sakura festival’ from mid to late April every year (Year 2020 is 16th April to 29th April).

*Park is open 9am-5pm, but open till 8pm during 18th -26th April

Free

1hours 50min

[Train]

Take the Tokiwa Express or Hitachi Express from Ueno Station to  Express to Mito Station. Then take the JR Suigun Line to JR Shizu Station.

[Bus]

Take a Highway bus from Tokyo station to Sogo center Raporu (総合センターラポール)and walk 30min or take a Taxi

JR Shizu Station (JR Suigun Line)

[Walk]

20min from Shizu Station

[Taxi]

4 min from Suigun Station

Naka City

+81-29-298-1111

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

⑦ Visit 'Mt. Ohira (Ohirasan)'

Japanese: 大平山(栃木県)

Go 🌸🌸Cherry Blossom Hunting 🌸🌸on Enchanting Mt. Ohira !

⛰Mt.Ohira, lying centrally in the Ohirasan Natural Park just a short drive outside Tochigi city (or take a bus from Tochigi Sta.), is covered by more than 4000 of 🌸🌲cherry trees. When spring rolls over, the whole mountain will be covered with fluttering pink 🌸cheery blossoms, giving the impression of a wonderland which only appears in fairy tales.

There are numerous  📸viewpoints on Mt.Ohira. And the 660-year-old Misumi Obira Cherry Tree at the foot of the mountain is no doubt one on the must-see list!

On top of that, Mt.Ohira offers a scenic and fairly easy 🚶hiking trail that leads all the way to the ⛩️Ohirasan Shrine, from where you can treat your 👀eyes with a striking view of the landscape.

(Please see here for hiking at Mt. Ohira)

Hirai-machi, Tochigi-city, Tochigi Pref. 328-0054 Japan

Late March to  early April

There is a ‘Sakura festival’ every year around these dates. Sakura will be lit up until 9pm.

Free

1hour 20min + hike to the top of the mountain

[Train]

Take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Oyama Station and change to JR Ryomo Line and get off at either Tochigi Station or Ohirashita Station.

JR Ohirasihta Station (JR Ryomo Line) or Tochigi Station (JR Ryomo Line and Tobu Nikko, Tobu Nikko, Tobu Utsunomiya Line)

[Walk]

Enjoy a hike from Ohirashita station (About 1-2hours)

[Taxi]

10 min from Ohirashita Station or 10 min from Tochigi Station

[Bus]

15 min by bus from Tochigi Station

Tochigi City Tourist Association

+81-282-25-2356

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

⑧ Visit 'Hachimanyama Park (Hachimanyama Koen)'

Japanese: 八幡山公園(栃木県)

✨Spring Has Sprung🍃

An Astonishing View of 🌸Cherry Blossoms!

Looking forward to celebrating the 🌸cherry blossom season in Japan? Hachimanyama Park in Utsunomiya City is especially 💕lovely in late March to early April when hundreds of cherry blossoms are in full bloom!

Over a hundred thousand people visit this park every year, to witness the arrival of 🌸spring. This park is especially perfect for families, as it has fun activities like go-karts and 🌳petting zoos that children can also enjoy. During the season, they also have ✨light-up displays for the cherry blossoms in the evenings, bringing out the beauty of the 🌸cherry blossoms in another magical way!

(You can also drop by the nearby ⛩Futarasan shrine in the center of the city which also has some beautiful 🌸Sakura trees)

5-2-70 Hanawada, Utsunomiya-city, Tochigi Pref. 320-0027 Japan

Late March to mid April

Some nights the Sakura will be lit up in the evening after dark.

Free

1hour 10min

[Train]

Take the Tohoku Shinkansen to JR Utsunomiya Station (45min) or take the Tobu Utsunomiya Line to Tobu Utsunomiya Station (2hours)

JR Utsunomiya Station (Tohoku Shinkansen & Utsunomiya Line) or Tobu Utsunomiya Station (Tobu railway)

[Walk]

30min walk from JR Utsunomiya or 20 min from Tobu Utsunomiya Station.

[Taxi]

10 min from JR Utsunomiya or 7 min from Tobu Utsunomiya Station.

[Bus]

10 min by bus from JR Utsunomiya Station or 7 min by bus from Tobu Utsunomiya Station

Hachimanyama Koen

+81-28-624-0642

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

8 amazing places to enjoy 'Sakura’ cherry blossoms near Tokyo!

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