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"Top places"
to enjoy SAKURA
near Tokyo

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Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi

熊谷桜堤(埼玉県)

Estimated 2024 dates
(updated 25th Feb 2024)

START: 24th March
PEAK: 1st April

Average Season
End of March to Early April

45min from Tokyo

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

🌸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!

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) .

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Video of Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi

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

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Sattegongendo Sakura Tsutsumi

幸手権現堂桜堤/県営権現堂公園(埼玉県)

Estimated 2024 dates
(updated 25th Feb 2024)

START: 25st March
PEAK: 2nd April

Average Season
End of March to Early April

1h 15min from Tokyo

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🎉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) .

Video of Sattegongendo Sakura Tsutsumi

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Watarase Valley Railway

わたらせ渓谷鉄道(群馬県, 栃木県)

Average Season
Early to Mid April

1h 50min from Tokyo

Estimated 2024 dates
(Based on 2023 season)

START: Early April
PEAK: Early April

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

Ride a open window train 🚃 and enjoy beautiful 🌸 sakura cherry blossoms❗️

🚞 Watarase Valley Railway (Watarase Keikoku Tetsudo) runs through the ⛰ mountains of Tochigi and Gunma prefectures. The ride through the mountains is amazing and is a great way to  enjoy the 🌸 cherry blossoms.

🌸🌸 Sakura is especially nice near Godo and Mizunuma stations. 😍

The popular open carriage (Torokko Trolly train) is especially cool, but regular trains also have a  good views. 👀  If you can only get a regular train, make sure to sit near the window beside the driver where you can take cool pictures from the front of the train. 📸

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Video of Watarase Valley Railway in Spring

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

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Akaginanmen Senbonzakura

赤城南面千本桜(群馬県)

Estimated 2024 dates
(updated 25th Feb 2024)

START: 2nd April
PEAK: 9th April

Average Season
Early to Mid April

2h 2omin from Tokyo

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🌸 🌸 Dive in a Cheery Blossom Paradise –A Perfect Getaway on the way up ⛰️ Mt. Akagi —

Known as one of the “100 Best 🌸Sakura Viewing Points in Japan”, the stunning Akagi Nanmen Senbonzakura is an open area with many sakura trees on the slope of ⛰️Mt. Akagi. With more than 1,000 cherry blossom trees along the path, you will be drawn into a pink paradise when the blossom season comes.

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 💗 ✨.

There is also an area which has different types of sakura trees from around the world which is quite interesting.

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

Video of Akaginanmen Senbonzakura

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Fukuokazeki

福岡堰(茨城県)

Estimated 2024 dates
(updated 25th Feb 2024)

START: 27th March
PEAK: 3rd April

Average Season
Late March to Early April

2h 15min from Tokyo

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

👟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. There are even Stand-Up Paddle Boards (SUP) and 🛶 canoes to hire!

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) .

 

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Video of Fukuokazeki

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

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Shizumine Furusato Koen

静峰ふるさと公園(茨城県)

Estimated 2024 dates
(updated 25th Feb 2024)

START: 12th April
PEAK: 20th April

Average Season
Mid to Late April

1h 50min from Tokyo

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Immerse Yourself in a 🌊Sea of 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 ❤️.

Video of Shizumine Furusato Koen

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Mt. Ohira (Ohirasan)

大平山(栃木県)

Estimated 2024 dates
(updated 25th Feb 2024)

START: 29th March
PEAK: 4th April

Average Season
Late March to Early April

2h 30min from Tokyo

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

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

⛰Mt.Ohira, lying centrally in the Ohirasan Natural Park just a short drive from Tochigi city (or take a bus from Tochigi Sta.), is covered by more than 4,000 🌸🌲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 and see Tokyo on a clear day.

(Please see here for hiking at Mt. Ohira)

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Video of Mt. Ohira

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

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Hachimanyama Park (Hachimanyama Koen)

八幡山公園(栃木県)

Estimated 2024 dates
(updated 25th Feb 2024)

START: 28th March
PEAK: 3rd April

Average Season
End of March to Early April

1h 10min from Tokyo

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✨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 and have picnics on the grass. 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)

Video of Hachimanyama Park

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Myogisan sakura no sato (Mt. Moyogi)

妙義山さくらの里(群馬県)

Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi

Best Season

End of March to Early April
45 min from Tokyo

Best Season
Early April to Late April

2h 15min from Tokyo

⭐️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.

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