Cherry Blossoms in Tohoku

Hirosaki Park

Aomori
【Best time to view: from the end of April to the beginning of May】
It is an outstanding place in Japan for cherry blossoms. With a solemn castle in the background, the cherry blossoms that are lit up at night are exceptional in beauty.

Tenshochi, Kitakami

Iwate
【Best time to view: from the beginning of April to the middle of April】
The 80-year-old cherry trees elegantly bloom, lined along the magnificent Kitakami River. Sightseeing boats and ferry boats travel along the river during the cherry blossom season. The Cherry Blossom Passageway (of Hachimantai Mountain) can also be seen.

Premises of Samurai Warriors (Kakunodate)

Akita
【Best time to view: from the end of April to the beginning of May】
Along the path of the residences, built about 200 years ago, are the jumbled countless weeping cherry tree blossoms.

Okitama Cherry Blossom Roads

Yamagata
【Best time to view: from the end of April to the beginning of May】
The 43 km. stretch from Nanyoshiakayu to Nagai City and Shirataka Town is called the“Okitama Cherry Blossom Roads,” and visitors will come across many beautiful cherry trees.

Hanamiyama Park

Fukushima
【Best time to view: from the beginning of April to the end of April】
Cherry blossoms, plum blossoms, peach blossoms, magnolias, and other flowers of all kinds brightly cover the whole mountain with color. The park is privately owned, but is opened up to the public for free due to the goodwill of the owner.

Takada Castle Cherry Blossom Viewing

Niigata
【Best time to view: from the beginning of April to the middle of April】
The sight with the approximately 4000 cherry trees, illuminated by countless paper lanterns is like a fantasy. It is counted as one of Japan’s three famous places for cherry blossoms viewed by night.