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Enjoy Japan’s Iconic Cherry Blossom Across Picturesque Aichi Prefecture

Enjoy Japan’s Iconic Cherry Blossom Across Picturesque Aichi Prefecture

Some of the nations’ top cherry blossom viewing spots are right here in Aichi Prefecture!

Okazaki-CityOkazaki Cherry Blossoms Festival

One of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots

Come spring and the over 800 "Sakura" cherry trees spread in the area around Okazaki Castle show their proud colors. The evenings during the festival's period feature artificial illumination that lights up the flowery orchard, creating highly enjoyable and fantastic sights.

Okazaki-CityOkazaki Castle / Okazaki Park / Mikawa Bushi and Ieyasu Museum

Okazaki Castle, Birthplace of the Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu
Aichi Prefecture is the birthplace of heroes. The nations’ three Unifiers were all born in Aichi, Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi in Nagoya, and in nearby Okazaki Castle, the first of the 15 Tokugawa Shogun, the Great Lord, Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Okazaki Castle / Okazaki Park / Mikawa Bushi and Ieyasu Museum

Nagoya-CityYamazaki River

Yamazaki River Cherry Blossom Arches

Designated as one of Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom spots, over one kilometer of Nagoya’s Yamazaki River is lined both sides with large, lush cherry trees, and the walkway along the river is also lined with cherry blossom, adding to your enjoyment.

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

See one of Asia’s greatest zoos, Nagoya’s Higashiyama Zoo, home to an impressive over 550 species of animals, including elephants, penguins, bears, tigers, giraffes, birds, reptiles, hippos, apes, lions, skunks, rhinos, seals and the “World’s most handsome gorilla”! Higashiyama Zoo and the Botanical Gardens are also recognized as one of Aichi Prefectures most picturesque cherry blossom viewing spots too.

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Iwakura-CityGojo River

Gojo River, the Go-To Spot for Cherry Blossom Viewing

The Gojo River flowing through Aichi Prefecture also ranks on Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom list. The Iwakura City leg of the Gojo River is one of the many recommended spots to see the best cherry blossoms.

Komaki-CityMt. Komaki Cherry Blossoms Light-Up

In spring, the premises of Mt. Komaki fill with gorgeous sakura blooming everywhere. Specially installed illumination light up the flowers from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM for added beauty.

Nagoya CityTsuruma Park - Spring Park

A Thousand Soothing “Some-Yoshino” Sakura Cherry Trees

Tsuruma Park is famous for countless reasons, but undoubtedly it is first and foremost known for its forest of sakura cherry trees that, in late March, start to bloom all at once. Thus it is painted in pinkish hues that attract flocks of people for the customary “Hanami” flower watching picnics, so treasured in Japanese culture. Such a fame earned the park a place in the country’s top 100 cherry blossom spots.

Nagoya CityOsu Kannon Temple and Bansho-ji

Buddhist Temples Side-By-Side with Bustling Shopping Streets
How perfect is a place for sightseeing if it makes you get lost while shopping and you end up stepping into a majestic temple? This historical temple, moved to its current place by a shogun after almost three centuries of construction, sits right in the middle of an unmissable shopping district where both the old and the young walk along together, attracting legions of visitors all the year who seek spiritual enlightenment, or simply a good bargain or some unusual item!

Osu Kannon Temple, Bansho-ji and the Osu Shopping Arcade Area

Nagoya-CityAgriculture Park Todagawa Greens Spring Story -1,100 Cherry Trees Relay-

Agriculture Park Todagawa Greens boasts over 1,100 specimens of 80 varieties of cherry trees planted across its premises. Each variety has a budding time slightly different, with some blossoming between early and late March, others mid- to late March, then the late March to early April ones, and finally the mid- to late April species. As such, for almost two entire months, the park boasts a continuous blossoming of sakura that attracts flocks of guests eager to see them.

Nagoya-CityExperience Spring at Shonai Ryokuchi Park

Shonai Ryokuchi Greens has about 28,000 rapeseed shrubs and 700 sakura cherry trees which, come spring, all start to bloom at once. This is celebrated with a series of attractions and other events such as concerts, workshops, and more.

Nagoya-CityArakogawa Park Sakura Walk

Held annually at Arakogawa Park, besides the vast cherry tree orchard in gorgeous bloom, concerts, experiential events, and other attractions are held during the event period.

Nagoya-CityNagoya Castle Spring Festival

Lots of events and attractions at Nagoya Castle, celebrating the blossoming of its 1,000 cherry trees!

Inuyama-CityInuyama Castle Yuransen Sightseeing Boat

A sightseeing boat tour that takes you for a highly enjoyable 40-minute tour on the waters of the Kisogawa River. Enjoy the sights of National Treasure Inuyama Castle in the distance while surrounded by the vibrant nature along the margins of the majestic river.

Ichinomiya-City138 Tower Park - Cherry Blossoms Festival

Countless events and attractions will provide for great fun for families and couples of all ages, every weekend and holiday during the festival! Enjoy the sakura flowers, the expansive park, the tall Twin Arch 138 tower and much more!

Ichinomiya-CityKiso Riverbank

The Mighty Kiso River, a Mighty Fine Cherry Blossom Location
Just over 400 years ago, during the early Edo Period, a 47km long embankment was constructed between Inuyama and Yatomi City along the Kiso River. In 1885, a 9km stretch between Ichinomiya City's Kitagata-cho and Kusai District in Konan City was populated with three different types of cherry trees, becoming one of the areas' most admired cherry blossom vantage points.

Kiso Riverbank

Toyota-CitySakura Cherry and Yukiyanagi Thunberg's Meadowsweet Blossoms of Aichi Greenery Center

Cherry blossoms and Thunberg's meadowsweets bloom along a 200-meter-long promenade in a Japanese-style garden. Known as Yukiyanagi in Japan, the snow-white blossoms contrast perfectly with the pale pink cherry buds in full bloom. Together, they create a beautiful, dream-like scenery. Visit the park from late March to early April to enjoy the flowers in bloom. Admission is free.

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