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Iwakura-City [Cancelled in 2021]
Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival

Date : March(The last ten days), April(The first ten days)


  • 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 PM to 9 PM 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 demarcate the patterns on 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 into 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.

The 2021 Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival has been cancelled.
Typically held from late March through early April, the Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival has been cancelled from the viewpoint of preventing the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Japan and out of consideration for the health and safety of all participants and staff. In connection with this, events related to the Cherry Blossom Festival, street stalls in the festival space or the Higashi-machi rest area, illumination, temporary parking, and so on will not be held.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : Cancelled in 2021
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)

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    5 min. 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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