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Iwakura-City Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival

Date : 03/29/2019 - 04/07/2019


  • Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival

A spectacular arch created by around 1,400 cherry blossom trees along a river

The highlight of Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival is an arch created by around 1,400 cherry blossom trees which have been planted along both banks of the Gojo River where it flows through Iwakura City.

Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival

The arch can be seen in April, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. There are illuminations from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. during this period, and the floating nighttime cherry blossoms are truly fantastical. Also, on the Saturday and Sunday in the first week of April, there are float parades, performances of "nombori arai" (where people go into the Gojo River and wash off glue used to border the patterns of carp streamers) and other events which liven up the festival.

Iwakura Gojogawa River Gojo River Nonbori-Arai Flag Washing Sakura Cherry Blossoms Festival

Nonbori-Arai Flag Washing
One of the steps in the ancient method of dyeing nobori flags is washing away the glue that is used to isolate parts of the fabric that must not enter in contact with the pigments. This tradition is one of the cultural legacies of Iwakura, and when it's held during sakura blossoms season, huge numbers of tourists gather to enjoy the picturesque sights of the craftsmen working in the river.
Dates:
1 - March 30 (Saturday) and 31 (Sunday)
Three times per day at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM
2 - March 29 (Friday), and daily from April 1 (Monday) to 7 (Sunday)
Once per day at 11:00 AM

Iwakura Sakura Cherry Blossoms Festival Sakura Evening Light-Up

Sakura Evening Light-Up
From March 29 (Friday) to April 7 (Sunday)
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
From Showabashi Bridge (Higashimachi) to Hikotabashi Bridge (Shimohonmachi)

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : From March 29 (Friday) to April 7 (Sunday), 2019
Holding time : Illumination from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (between Showabashi Bridge and Hikotabashi Bridge)
Place : Margins of the Gojogawa River in Iwakura-City between Meijibashi Bridge (Route 155) in the north to Dai-Ichibabashi Bridge in the south.
Location : 〒482-0005
2-1 Shimoichiba Shimo-hommachi, Iwakura-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free
Parking : Available (temporary parking lot available only during the event's period)
*: Please use public transport as best as possible in order to help alleviate traffic jams.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0587-66-3400 (Iwakura City Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    5min eastwards walk from Iwakura Station of the Meitetsu Inuyama Line (board the train bound for Inuyama from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    *: Please use public transport as best as possible in order to help alleviate traffic jams.

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