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!
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.
Designated as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom viewing 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.
The Gojo River, flowing through Aichi Prefecture is also ranked on Japan’s Top 100 cherry blossom viewing list. The Iwakura City leg of the Gojo River is one of the many recommended spots to see the best cherry blossom.
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.
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 100 Best Sakura Spots.
In Spring, Mt. Komakiyama's famed Cherry Blossom Festival takes place, filling the premises with crowds of people enjoying the gorgeous sakura blooming everywhere. In the two days of the festival, especially installed illumination lit up the flowers from 6 PM to 9 PM making for added beauty, and the museum inside the castle operate for extended hours. Activities for the kids and guided tours will enhance your experience even further.
The Agricultural 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.
The 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 the Rapeseed & Sakura Festival, featuring a series of attractions and other events such as concerts, workshops, and more.
Held annually at the Arakogawa Park, besides the vast cherry tree orchard in gorgeous bloom, this Cherry Blossoms Festival features concerts, experiential events, and other attractions. Evenings are decorated by the artificial illumination that shrouds the whole place under a fantastic ambience.
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.