30 minutes from Sendai Station by train, nearly 1,200 Sakura trees line up on Shiroishi Riverside in Ogawara Town and the area is called as “Hitome Senbonzakura (1,000 Sakura trees at a glance)”. You can see amazingly beautiful view of cherry trees in combination with snow-covered Mt. Zao in the distance. There are many kinds of cherry trees including Yoshino cherry (Prunus yedoensis), White Mountain cherry, Double-flowers cherry and Sendaiyoshino. Sakura festival is also held during best time in every year and a lot of people gather for enjoying Sakura and street stalls. At night you can enjoy fantastic Sakura under light as well.
Access: Three minutes-walk from JR Ogawara Sta. or Funaoka Sta.
Parking lot: 300 only for standard size car (temporary parking lot)
Best time: Early to middle April
- Shiroishi Riverside, Shibata, Ogawara Town