Spring in Fukushima

Spring is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times to visit Fukushima. Take Aizu’s Tsurugajo Castle, which reaches a higher level of beauty when surrounded by cherry blossoms. Fukushima City’s Hanamiyama Park comes alive with over 60 different kinds of flowers, with Soma’s Baryo Park being another popular destination. In the central Miharu area, the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry blossom tree can be found—over 1,000 years old, it is considered one of the most beautiful cherry trees in Japan.

Learn more about cherry blossom in Fukushima

Average temperature

  • Mar 11° / 0°
  • Apr 18° / 6°
  • May 23° / 11°
  • Cherry Blossom 2019 Late March to early May

Hanami spots

Kannonji-gawa River Cherry Trees
Nature & Scenery

Kannonji-gawa River Cherry Trees

Only a one-minute walk north of Kawageta Station (JR Ban'etsu West Line) is this beautiful 1 km-path along the banks of the Kannonji-gawa River. In the spring the path transforms into a spectacular tunnel of Yoshino and weeping cherry trees. Kannonji-gawa River is perhaps the most fantastic p...

Miharu Takizakura
Nature & Scenery

Miharu Takizakura

Miharu is a small town in central Fukushima. The town’s name means “three springs” and it is easy to see how it got such a name. With cherry, plum, and peach trees blossoming into spectacular displays every spring it is almost as if spring has tripled! But the most famous of the...

Hanamiyama Park
Nature & Scenery

Hanamiyama Park

Hanamiyama Park is a privately-owned field for flowering and ornamental trees, in southeast Fukushima City. The park is located within a satoyama-type landscape i.e. managed woodland hill country close to human habitat. What originally began more than 60 years ago with local farmers planting flow...

Nicchu Railway Line Memorial Cycling Pedestrians' Path Weeping Cherry Blossom
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Nicchu Railway Line Memorial Cycling Pedestrians' Path Weeping Cherry Blossom

The tracks of the now-closed Nicchu Line have been restored as a cycling path, from which you can view 1,000 weeping cherry blossom trees along a 3 km stretch. A steam train is also displayed near the Kitakata Plaza.

Kassenba's Weeping Cherry Tree
Nature & Scenery

Kassenba's Weeping Cherry Tree

There are two weeping red cherry blossoms at the spot where Yoshiie Hachimantaro is said to have battled with Sadato and Muneto Abe. It is said that they are introduced as grandchild cherry blossoms of “Miharu takizakura (weeping red cherry blossoms)”. They bloom with excellent red fl...

Cherry Blossoms in Baryo Park
Historical Sites

Cherry Blossoms in Baryo Park

As approximately 630 Yoshino cherry blossom trees in the park bloom simultaneously, it is easy to be swept away by the scenery. You will be able to enjoy the coming of spring as you walk along rows of cherry blossom trees on the sando (road which runs from the torii to a shrine). It is a famous p...

Cherry Blossoms in Kasumiga-jo Park
Historical Sites

Cherry Blossoms in Kasumiga-jo Park

Nihonmatsu-jo (also known as Kasumiga-jo) was constructed as an early modern period castle by Mitsushige Niwa, the first feudal lord of Nihonmatsu Han, who entered Nihonmatsu in 1643. Han were assessed by rice production and Nihonmatsu Han of 100,000 koku fought severely against the newly formed ...

Natsui Senbon-Zakura (Cherry Blossom from Natsui's 1000 Cherry Trees)
Nature & Scenery

Natsui Senbon-Zakura (Cherry Blossom from Natsui's 1000 Cherry Trees)

There are 1,000 Yoshino cherry blossom trees planted along both sides of the Natsui River. The view is calming and evokes the image of a pink belt stretching along 5 kilometers. A good spot for taking pictures is at a promenade along the bank of the Natsui River. You can enjoy seeing the contras...

Ogawasuwa Shrine's Weeping Cherry Blossom
Historical Sites

Ogawasuwa Shrine's Weeping Cherry Blossom

A natural monument selected by the town, this weeping cherry tree is over 500 years old. The flowers bloom slightly earlier than those of Yoshino cherry trees, and are lit up by traditional Japanese campfires during the cherry blossom season. Stretching even further down than the roots, the weepi...

Kaiseizan Park’s Cherry Blossoms
Nature & Scenery

Kaiseizan Park’s Cherry Blossoms

The symbol of the development of Koriyama City’s Asaka district, Kaiseizan Park has approximately 1300 cherry trees, making it one of the prefecture’s most prominent cherry blossom spots. During cherry blossom season, the trees are lit up in the evening. Whether day or evening, this s...

Isasumi Shrine
Historical Sites

Isasumi Shrine

Aizu Misato’s historic Isasumi Shrine, known as a great spot for viewing beautiful irises, holds a festival to celebrate the splendor of these flowers every year.

Misaki Park Cherry Blossom
Nature & Scenery

Misaki Park Cherry Blossom

Inside the park, you can see the blossom of around 200 Somei Yoshino and Oshima Chery Trees. Marine Tower, which stands inside the park, offers fantastic views of the whole of Iwaki. It’s amazing to see sea and sakura together at the same time.

Yonomori Sakura
Nature & Scenery

Yonomori Sakura

Approximately 1,500 trees, many of which are Somei Yoshino trees over 100-years-old, create a beautiful tunnel of cherry blossom for visitors to pass through.

Hanamomo-no-Sato Park
Nature & Scenery

Hanamomo-no-Sato Park

From early April right up to the start of May, 40 varieties of blossoming peach trees present a feast for the eyes for visitors to Hanamomo no Sato. There are over 300 hanamomo trees (peach trees) spread across the 8,000 square meters of land. From blossoms with a single layer of petals, to th...

Nakajima Jizozakura
Nature & Scenery

Nakajima Jizozakura

Nakajima Jizozakura – this 150-year-old weeping cherry tree looks so different from one hour to the next. Viewed during the day, it is framed against a backdrop of snow-topped Azuma mountains. Nakajima Jizozakura is lit up at night, its reflection glittering enchantingly on the surface of s...

Ozawa Sakura
Nature & Scenery

Ozawa Sakura

This beautiful cherry blossom tree stands alone in the centre of a field. The small temple next to the tree is dedicated to the Buddhist deity of child safety & childbirth. This scenery is so beautiful - it has even been used in Japanese movie posters. Ozawa Sakura usually reaches full bloom...

Shiki no Sato (Village of Four Seasons)
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Shiki no Sato (Village of Four Seasons)

Shiki no Sato (Village of Four Seasons) - A place we can meet with many smiles. Shiki no Sato is a lawn-covered agricultural park of about 8ha. In the middle of the park are western-inspired brick buildings which house an industrial crafts gallery. The gallery includes a glass workshop and kok...

Fudo Cherry Blossoms of Ageishi
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Fudo Cherry Blossoms of Ageishi

This tree is located on the grounds of a temple dedicated to the Buddhist deity Acala (known as Fudo Myoo in Japan), and is thus known as the "Fudo cherry tree." The tree is about 350 years old and is considered to be a descendant of Takizakura, a famous cherry tree also located in Fuku...

The Cherry Tree of Koshidai
Nature & Scenery

The Cherry Tree of Koshidai

This huge Japanese cherry tree is over 400 years old and has been designated as a national Natural Treasure. The tree has a trunk circumference of about 7.2 meters and stands 20 meters high, and was thus selected as one of the "100 giants in the forest" by the Forestry Agency. Koshidai ...

Sakuratoge Pass
Nature & Scenery

Sakuratoge Pass

Sakuratoge Pass was created in 2001 when 2,001 cherry trees were planted on the site of the former Sakuratoge Farm to celebrate the birth of Aiko, Princess Toshi of Japan. Sakura owners gather from throughout Japan to diligently care for the trees directly.

Fujita River Fureai-Zakura Cherry Blossom
Nature & Scenery

Fujita River Fureai-Zakura Cherry Blossom

Somei Yoshino cherry blossom trees bloom along both sides of the Fujita River for three kilometers, centering around Horinouchi Bridge near Kikuta Station.

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