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Leave the crowds and enjoy Japan's cherry blossoms in our quiet part of Akita Prefecture.

Cherry Blossoms

Categories:   Nature/Lifestyle

Cherry blossoms are an emblem of the Japanese landscape. Enjoy them without having to push through crowds at these local spots:

Noshiro Park

Situated on a hill overlooking Noshiro City, this small park transforms into varying shades of pink during the cherry blossom season in late April. In addition to the 400 sakura trees and city views, you can also enjoy the scenery of the Yoneshiro River, the Sea of ​​Japan, and the Shirakami Mountains from atop the hill. About a 15-minute walk from JR Noshiro Station, it is conveniently located to the city center.

Parking and restrooms are available on-site.

Address: Noshiro Park, 9 Seisukemachi, Noshiro, Akita 016-0806, Japan

Kimimachizaka Park

In addition to boasting an idyllic backdrop of rugged cliffs and an enticing 150-year old story of love, this park is said to have 1,500 cherry blossoms. Spend a relaxing time and enjoy calming views of the Yoneshiro river at this tranquil park of love. Drop by the nearby Roadside station Futatsui to grab a delicious local meal for lunch during your visit. To all beer lovers, be sure to try their Kimimachi Bizakura Beer―it also makes a great souvenir to take back home!

Parking and restrooms are available on-site.

Address: 51 Izumi Kotsunagi Futatsuimachi, Noshiro-city, Akita 018-3102

Goshonodai Park

Cherry blossoms line the walking trails that give way to views of the Oga Peninsula and Sea of Japan. Located off of Route 7, next to Akita Shirakami Station, this park is easily accessible. Nearby visitors can also find the Goshonodai Trailer Park and Hachimori Onsen Hatahata kan.

Parking and restrooms are available on-site.

Address: Japan, Goshonodai Park, Hachimori, Happo, Yamamoto District, Akita 018-2500, Japan

Tahoin Temple

With its origins dating back to the 1400s, this hidden temple is known for its beautiful cherry blossoms in spring. Visitors can also stroll around the Hiyama Castle Ruins Park nearby.

Parking is available.

Address: Tahoin, Komagi-52 Hiyama, Noshiro, Akita 016-0151, Japan

Sozaburonuma Park

A large park with a lake in its center, this is a great place for a picnic under cherry blossoms. Located near Route 7, in Mitane Town.

Parking and restrooms are available.

Address: Sozaburonuma Park, 秋田 県 山本 郡 三種 町 森岳 東 堤 沢 63, Mitane, Yamamoto District, Akita 018-2303

Sakura Garden at Noshiro City Hall

Get up close and personal with the fresh pink cherry blossoms at Sakura En in Noshiro City. The trees here are usually in full bloom around mid-April and early May. You can also enjoy illuminated views of the sakura at night. This is probably the only place in the area where you can snap some great photographs, fully surrounded by sakura! Make sure to try some delicious regional cuisine at the yatai mura (food stalls).

Free parking available on-site (back of the city hall).

Address: 1-3 Kamimachi, Noshiro, Akita 016-0817

Sakurazutsumi Park in Fujisato

Have a relaxing stroll while enjoying the sakura at this charming little park next to Fujikoto river located in front of Mori no Eki. A great hanami spot thanks to its proximity to many other fun holiday experiences in charming Fujisato!

Address: Fujikoto, Fujisato, Yamamoto District, Akita 018-3201

Parking available at Mori no Eki and Fujisato’s Shirakami-Sanchi World Heritage Conservation Center

Sakurazutsumi Park in Futatsui

This 800m scenic promenade in Futatsui welcomes anthophiles with rows of cherry blossom trees and azalea in spring. Conveniently located around a 15-minute walk from Roadside Station Futatsui, this is a great spot to relax and.take in unobstructed views of the row of cherry blossom trees together with the Yoneshiro River, Mt. Nanakura and Kimimachizaka.Park in the background.

Address: Sakurazutsumi Park, Yagyu, Futatsuimachi Niageba, Noshiro, Akita 018-3103
Plus Code: 668X+JF Noshiro, Akita
Parking: unknown


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