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Enjoy Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms across picturesque Aichi Prefecture

Enjoy Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms across picturesque Aichi Prefecture

Some of the Japan's top cherry blossom viewing spots are right here in Aichi Prefecture!

Okazaki CityOkazaki Cherry Blossom Festival

One of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots

Come spring and the over 800 cherry trees spread 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 / Iyeyasu and Mikawa Bushi Museum

Okazaki Castle: Birthplace of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu
Aichi Prefecture is a birthplace of heroes. Japan's three unifiers were all born in Aichi. Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi came from Nagoya, and in nearby Okazaki Castle, the first of the 15 Tokugawa shoguns, Tokugawa Ieyasu brought with his birth the scaffolding for the Japan we know today!

Okazaki Castle

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 on both sides with large, lush cherry trees. The walkway along the river too is lined with cherry blossoms, adding to your enjoyment.

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

See one of Asia’s greatest zoos, Nagoya’s Higashiyama Zoo—home to 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 Botanical Gardens is also recognized as one of Aichi Prefecture's most picturesque cherry blossom viewing spots too.

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Iwakura CityGojo River

The go-to spot for cherry blossoms

The Gojo River flowing through Aichi Prefecture also ranks as one Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. The Iwakura City leg of the Gojo River is absolutely breathtaking.

Komaki CityMt. Komaki Cherry Blossom Festival illumination

In spring, the premises of Mt. Komaki fill with the heavenly spectacle of cherry blossoms blooming all around. Specially installed lights illuminate the blossoms from 6:00 pm–9:00 pm for added beauty.

Nagoya CityTsuruma Park

A thousand soothing Somei Yoshino cherry trees

Tsuruma Park is famous for countless reasons, but undoubtedly it is first and foremost known for its forest of cherry trees which, 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-viewing picnics, so treasured in Japanese culture. Such fame earned the park a reputation as one of the country’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.

Nagoya CityOsu Kannon Temple and Banshoji Temple

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 historic 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 year who seek spiritual enlightenment, or simply a good bargain or some unusual item!

Osu Kannon Temple

Nagoya CityAgricultural Park and Toda River Greenery Park: Spring Story

Agricultural Park and Toda River Greenery Park boast over 1,000 specimens of 80 varieties of cherry trees planted across the 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 canvas of cherry blossoms that attracts flocks of guests eager to see them.

Nagoya CityShonai Ryokuchi Park Spring Flower Festival: Rapeseed and Cherry Blossoms

Shonai Ryokuchi Park has about 700 cherry trees and some 20,000 rapeseed plants which, come spring, all start to bloom in concert. The Spring Flower Festival highlights this spectacle with the added enjoyment of food trucks, hands-on workshops on weekends, and more.

Nagoya CityArakogawa Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Held annually at Arakogawa Park, the Cherry Blossom Festival offers a vast and gorgeous cherry tree orchard, concerts, hands-on events, and other attractions.

Nagoya CityNagoya Castle Spring Festival

Lots of events and attractions spice up Nagoya Castle. Take in the beauty of 1,000 blossoming cherry trees before the sight of one of Japan's historic castles!

Inuyama CityInuyama Castle Pleasure Boat

Cruise down the Kiso River, where you come to the spectacle of Inuyama Castle perched high on a picturesque cliff along the river bank. This cruise offers glimpses of Inuyama you'll find nowhere else, and in spring, cherry blossoms act as the... well, cherry on top!

Ichinomiya City138 Tower Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Countless events and attractions provide for great family fun and couples of all ages every weekend and on national holidays during the festival period. Enjoy the cherry blossoms, expansive park, views from tall Twin Arch 138 tower, and much more.

Ichinomiya CityKiso Riverbank

Beautiful blossom along the beautiful Kiso River
Just over 400 years ago, during the early Edo period, a 47-kilometer-long embankment was constructed between Inuyama and Yatomi Cities along the Kiso River. In 1885, a 9-kilometer stretch between Ichinomiya City's town of Kitagata and Kusai District in Konan City was populated with three different types of cherry trees, becoming one of the area's most-admired cherry blossom vantage points.

Kiso Riverbank

Toyota CityCherry Blossoms and Thunberg's Meadowsweet Blossoms of Aichiken Ryokka Center

Cherry blossoms and Thunberg's meadowsweet blossoms bloom along a 200-meter-long promenade in a Japanese-style garden. Known as "yukiyanagi"—or "snow willows"—in Japanese, the snow-white blossoms contrast perfectly with the pastel pink cherry blossoms. Together, they create a beautiful, dream-like scenery.

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