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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 100 Best Cherry Blossoms Spot

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 14 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 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.

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 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.

Komaki Castle

Komaki Castle is one of the smaller, but more interesting castle sites in the Aichi region, and the only castle to have had direct connections with all three National Unifiers. The mountain is covered in cherry trees, and in spring, resembles a cherry-iced cake.

Komaki Castle

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.

Nagoya CityTsuruma Park Flower Festival (Hana Matsuri)

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 100 Best Sakura Spots.

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

Buddhist Temples Side-By-Side with Rustling 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

Komaki-CityMt. Komaki Cherry Blossom Festival

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.

Nagoya-CityAgricultural Park Todagawa Greens - Cherry Blossoms Festival

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.

Nagoya-CityShonai Ryokuchi Greens - Rapeseed & Sakura Festival

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.

Nagoya-CityArakogawa Park Cherry Blossoms Festival

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.

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 30-minutes tour on the waters of the Kisogawa River. Boarding is done in location at the Kisogawa Kanko Offices by the margins of the Kisogawa, east of the Inuyama-bashi Bridge.

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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