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Iwakura-City Gojo River (Cherry Blossom Festival)

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  • Gojo River (Cherry Blossom Festival)

Beautiful scenery chosen as one of "Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites

Gojo River (Cherry Blossom Festival)

The Gojo River is a Class A river which flows through Oguchi-cho, Konan City and Iwakura City in the west of Aichi Prefecture. Its source is in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture. The stretch over which it is managed as the Gojo River runs from Inuyama City to where it joins the Shin River in Kiyosu City, a total length of 28.2 km. Around Iwakura City the river flows through urban areas, and cherry blossom trees - some 1,400 in all - adorn the banks on both sides for approximately 7.6 km. Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival is held during the cherry blossom season. The cherry blossom arch created by the trees on both banks of the river is a wonderful sight, and the river has been chosen as one of "Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites." Besides of course nighttime cherry blossom illuminations, the main events during Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival include parades of festival floats and performances of "nonbori arai," where glue used to border the patterns of carp streamers is washed off in the river. The place teems with visitors. Also, when the cherry blossoms scatter, the surface of the river becomes covered with petals, and the sight of them slowly floating by is truly wonderful.

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Location : 〒482-0000
2-1, Shimoichiba, Shimohommachi, Iwakura-City, Aichi
Phone number : 0587-66-1111

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Nagoya Station, take the Meitestu Inuyama Line. Alight at Iwakura Station and 5minutes walk.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    15 minutes from Komaki I.C
    15 minutes from Ichinomiya I.C

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