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Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots

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Mount Yoshino's blossoms

A feature of Japanese culture is ordering items into lists. This is the list of the 100 top Cherry Blossom viewing spots in Japan.

Selection criteria[edit]

This list was compiled by the Japan Cherry Blossom Association using the following criteria:

  1. Each location is well-known
  2. There are a relatively large number of fully grown trees
  3. Many visitors come to view the cherry blossoms
  4. The area has history
  5. The surrounding area is harmonious and beautiful
  6. Each prefecture is to have at least one spot on the list

History[edit]

Yoshino's blossoms in 1800 by Katsushika Hokusai

Cherry blossom viewing, known as hanami, has been a part of Japanese culture since the 8th century. The concept came from China where plum blossoms were the flower of choice. In Japan, the first cherry blossom parties were hosted by the emperor only for himself and other members of the aristocracy around the Imperial Court. From the Heian Period, references to the blossoms and the hanami parties made their way into poetry and paintings, solidifying their position as an integral part of Japanese culture. They are often used as metaphors for life, as they are so beautiful when they bloom but fade and die away so quickly.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi was particularly fond of cherry blossoms and hanami parties. The parties he held at Daigo-ji in Southern Kyoto and Mount Yoshino are well-known to this day. Mount Yoshino is indisputably the best place in the nation for cherry-blossom viewing with over 30,000 trees. Most of those trees were planted during the Nara Period by priests as a part of religious ascetics associated with mountain worship. None of the trees are said to have existed here naturally. Toyotomi Hideyoshi made the mountain famous through his many grand hanami parties. It is said that he had over 5,000 guests at his Mount Yoshino party in 1594. At Daigo-ji, he did his own landscaping, specifically to add hundreds of cherry blossoms and the Sanbo-in Garden for the purpose of hosting one of his parties in 1598. It was a massive event, said to be the biggest flower-viewing event in history.

While the official parties were still limited to the court, samurai later began hosting parties of their own. In time, ordinary citizens made trips in the spring to see the cherry trees. Actual parties among the masses however, did not truly become a part of Japanese culture until the Edo Period.

Since then, cherry blossoms have become a symbol of the nation of Japan. They remain highly regarded with many websites dedicated to highlighting places to see them, festivals, and even making predictions of when they will bloom in each region, since the actual blooming days vary each year depending on the winter weather. Today, the cherry blossom-viewing tradition remains strong and has even spread to other countries where Japan has donated trees.

The List[edit]

Although the list itself acts as a ranking system, within the list, no hierarchy is given. The numbers simply mark the position of the location in Japan from Hokkaido (Sakura Namiki Street) in the north to Okinawa (Nago Castle Park) in the south. Sites are also grouped within their respective regions and prefectures. For example, Yoshino has long been known as the best place to view cherry blossoms, but it features at #72 on the list, because it is part of Nara Prefecture (#71-73) in the Kansai area.

Hokkaido[edit]

Shinhidaka's Sakura Namiki

Regional Highlight: Nijukken Sakura Namiki Street


A road lined on both sides with blossoms for about 7km. It was built for the Japanese Imperial Family as a road to their horse ranch. The famous trees were planted along the road by the Imperial ranchers. There is a dirt path along the road so you can enjoy the blossoms on foot or by car.

1. Nijukken Sakura Namiki Road (Shinhidaka, Hokkaido)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 3000
  • Typical Blossom Season: early May to mid-May
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: early May

2. Matsumae Park (Matsumae, Hokkaido)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 10000
  • Typical Blossom Season: Late April to mid-May
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 29 - May 15 (dates change according to blooming times)

Tohoku[edit]


Hirosaki Castle, constructed in 1611

Regional Highlight: Hirosaki Park


Hirosaki Park is where Hirosaki Castle, one of only twelve original castles remaining in the country, is located. The castle grounds contain approximately 2600 trees. It's one of the best places in the region to see cherry blossoms. The view of the castle and blossoms are said to be particularly spectacular when the moat turns pink from the fallen petals while the trees still have most of their blossoms. The Cherry Blossom Festival, held from the end of April through early May, is considered to be the best in the nation.


3. Ashino National Park (Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 2200
  • Typical Blossom Season: Late April to early May
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 29 - May 5

4. Hirosaki Park (Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 2600
  • Typical Blossom Season: Late April to early May
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: End of April through early May

5. Takamatsu Park (Morioka, Iwate Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 800
  • Typical Blossom Season: Mid-April to late April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival:

6. Kitakami Park (Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 10000
  • Typical Blossom Season: Mid-April to May
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: Mide-April to early May

7. Funaoka Castle Grounds (Shibata, Miyagi Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: Mid-April to late April

8. Bank of Hinokinai River and Kakunodate Samurai Residence (Senboku, Akita Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 400
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April to Early May
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 20 - May 6

9. Senshu Park (Akita, Akita Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 810
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 20 - May 1

10. Mato Park (Yokote, Akita Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 2000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late April - early May
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: late April - early May

11. Tsuruoka Park (Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 730
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: late April

12. Eboshiyama Park (Nanyo, Yamagata Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late April to early May
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 15 to May 5

13. Miharu Shidarezakura (Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1 (a very old and famous shidarezakura tree)
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

14. Kasumiga Castle Park, (Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 4500
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 10 to May 6

15. Tsuruga Castle Park (Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: One weekend in April (varies by year, usually second or third weekend)

Kanto[edit]

16. Kamine Park (Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1–22

17. Shizumine Park (Nakashi, Ibaraki Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 2100 yaezakura and 200 yoshino
  • Typical Blossom Season: late April to early May
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 21 - May 6

18. Nikko Pilgrimage Route (Utsunomiya/Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1500
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

19. Ohirasan Prefectural Nature Park (Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 4000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 6–15

20. Akaginanmen Cherry Blossoms (Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 7–22

21. Sakurayama Park (Fujioka, Gunma Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 10,000 in April (7000 bloom in November and December)
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

22. Kumagaya Sakuratsutsumi (Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 500
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 3–15

23. Omiya Park (Saitama, Saitama Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

24. Nagatoro (Nagatoro, Saitama Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 3000
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

25. Shimizu Park (Noda, Chiba Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 2000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: March 24 to April 8

26. Mobara Park (Mobara, Chiba Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 2850
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: late March to early April

27. Izumi Nature Park (Chiba, Chiba Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1500
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

28. Ueno Onshi Park (Tokyo (Taito-ku)), Tokyo Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: March 20 to April 8

29. Shinjuku Gyoen (Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1300
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to late April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

30. Sumida Park (Tokyo (Sumida-ku)), Tokyo Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 335
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: late March to early April

31. Koganei Park (Koganei, Tokyo Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1700
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 6–8

32. Inokashira Park (Musashino, Tokyo Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 250 around the pond (500 total)
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

33. Kanagawa Kenriku Mitsuike Park (Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1600
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

34. Odawara Castle Park (Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 350
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: late March to early April

35. Kinegasayama Park (Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 2000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: March 29 to April 9

Chubu[edit]

36. Okotsu/Okozu Canal (Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 3000
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1–21

37. Muramatsu Park (Gosen, Niigata Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 3000
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: early April to mid-April

38. Takada Park (Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 4000 (with 3000 lanterns)
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 6–22

39. Matsukawa Park (Toyama, Toyama Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 500
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 6–8

40. Takaoka Castle Park (Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1800
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1 to mid-April

41. Kenrokuen Garden (Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 400
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: 1 week in early April

42. Asuwayama Park (Fukui, Fukui Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 4000
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1–22

43. Maruoka Castle Park (Sakai, Fukui Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 400
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1–20

44. Oboshi Park (Fujikawa, Yamanashi Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 2000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: March 31-April 8

45. Garyu Park (Suzaka, Nagano Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 800
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 7–29

46. Takato Castle Park (Ina, Nagano Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1500
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1–30

47. Komoro Castle Ruins (Komoro, Nagano Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 400
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 10–30

48. Along the Shinsakai River (Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1200
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: March 31 - April 1

49. Usuzumi Park (Motosu, Gifu Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1 (a tree over 1500 years old)
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

50. Kamagatani Valley (Ikeda, Gifu Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1500
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 8

51. Cherry Blossom Village (Itō, Shizuoka Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 3000
  • Typical Blossom Season: 1000 bloom from late March to April, while the others are of varieties that bloom at different times from September through May)
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 7–8

52. Mount Fuji Cemetery (Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 8000
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

53. Okazaki Park (Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1700
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1–15

54. Four Seasons Road at Yamazaki River (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 600
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

55. Tsuruma Park (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 8

56. Gojo River (Iwakura, Aichi Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1400
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1–10

Kansai[edit]


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Regional Highlight: Nara Park


Hundreds of cherry trees are scattered throughout Nara Park. Many people come here to take advantage of the opportunity to see the cherry blossoms and visit the many historic sites that border the park. The trees are spread out in clusters around the park, so in spite of the crowds, it's not usually too difficult to find a spot that feels like your own to enjoy the blossoms. Watching and photographing the park's many deer with the blossoms is also popular, especially when the deer are eating the fallen petals.


57. Mitake (Tsu, Mie Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 500
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: Sometime in mid-April

58. Miyagawa-Tsutsumi Park (Ise, Mie Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

59. Kaizu Osaki (Takashima, Shiga Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 800
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

60. Hokoen Park (Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 700
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

61. Arashiyama (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1500
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

62. Ninnaji Temple (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 500
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

63. Daigoji Temple (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

64. Kasagiyama Natural Park (Kasagi, Kyoto Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 3000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

65. Osaka Castle Park (Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 600
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

66. Japan Mint (Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 350
  • Typical Blossom Season: Only open to the public from April 17–23
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

67. Expo Park (Suita, Osaka Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 5500
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: late March to early April

68. Himeji Castle (Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 7

69. Akashi Park (Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1200
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

70. Shukugawa Park (Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1660
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 8

71. Nara Park (Nara, Nara Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1700
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

72. Mount Yoshino (Yoshino, Nara Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 30,000
  • Typical Blossom Season: early April to late April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 11–12

73. Koriyama Castle Park (Yamatokoriyama, Nara Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: March 30 - April 8

74. Kimiidera Temple (Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 500
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: late March to mid-April

75. Negoroji Temple (Iwade, Wakayama Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 7000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

76. Shichikawa Dam (Kozagawa, Wakayama Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 3000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 8

Chugoku[edit]


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Regional Highlight: Kakuzan Park


Kakuzan Park is the former site of Tsuyama Castle which was one of the largest and most impressive castles in the country in its heyday. Today, only the castle walls remain, but scattered throughout the ruins are over 1000 cherry trees that light up the park with beautiful pink blossoms. Although it does not have the most blossoms, the feeling one gets from seeing the blossoms among the ruins of the castle and being able to walk along the historic Joto Street combined with the lively atmosphere of the Cherry Blossom Festival have led many to consider Kakuzan Park to be the best place in the region for hanami.


77. Kyusho Park (Tottori, Tottori Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 250
  • Typical Blossom Season: Late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

78. Utsubuki Park (Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 4000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: late March to early June (this is the Spring Festival, so it extends well beyond the blossom season)

79. Matsue Castle Park (Matsue, Shimane Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 300
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: March 29 to April 15

80. Bank of the Hi River (Unnan, Shimane Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1500
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: 1 month from late March to late April

81. Kakuzan Park (Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1–15

82. Senkoji Park (Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 10,000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: End of March

83. Ueno Park (Shobara, Hiroshima Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: early to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1–30

84. Kikko Park (Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 3000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

85. Tokiwa Park (Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 3500
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1 - ?

Shikoku[edit]

86. Seibu Park (Tokushima, Tokushima Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 500
  • Typical Blossom Season: Mid-March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

87. Kotohiki Park (Kanonji, Kagawa Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 450
  • Typical Blossom Season: Early to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

88. Matsuyama Park (Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 200
  • Typical Blossom Season: Late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 6–8

89. Kagamino Park (Kami, Kochi Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 600
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: late March to early April

90. Makino Park (Sakawa, Kochi Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 600
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

Kyushu and Okinawa[edit]

91. Nishi Park (Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1300
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

92. Ogi Park (Ogi, Saga Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 3000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 6–8

93. Omura Park (Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 2000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1

94. Kumamoto Castle (Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 800
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: None

95. Lakeside of Ichifusa Dam (Mizukami, Kumamoto Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 20,000
  • Typical Blossom Season: mid-March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: March 3 - April 1 (most festivities March 31 and April 1)

96. Minamata Cherry Line (Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 2000 (500 at the Yunoko Cherry Line)
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1

97. Oka Castle Park (Taketa, Oita Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1500
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1

98. Mochio Sekino Park (Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 2600
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: March 31 to April 1

99. Tadamoto Park (Okuchi, Kagoshima Prefecture)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 1000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late March to early April
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1

100. Nago Castle Park (Nago, Okinawa)

  • Number of Cherry Trees: 20,000
  • Typical Blossom Season: late January to early February
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: late January
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