Yonomori Sakura

Yonomori Sakura

Approximately 1,500 cherry trees of the quintessential Japanese Somei Yoshino variety create a beautiful tunnel of cherry blossom for visitors to pass through. Many of these trees are over 100 years old.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://www.tomioka-town.jp/soshiki/kikaku/kochokoho/sakura/(Automated translation available)
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Tomioka Town Hall

Best Season
  • Spring
Entrance FeeFree
Related infoBest time to see the cherry blossom: Early April
Access Details
AccessYonomori-kita 1-10, Tomioka Town, Futaba District, Fukushima Pref. 979-1161
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Getting there

By Car: 15 min by car from the Tomioka I.C. exit off the Joban Expressway

By Train: 2 min walk from Tomioka Station (JR Joban Line)

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