Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots in Chubu Region

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Spot Information

Name Garyu Park(臥竜公園)
Best Viewing Mid-April – Late April
Address 2-4-8 Garyu, Susaka City, Nagano, Japan
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Shinsakaigawa Riverbank / Gifu

20150218-287-48photo by  Gifu Prefecture Tourism Federation

Roughly 1200 Someiyoshino cherry trees are planted along the both banks of Shinsakaigawa river and create spectacular long row of cherry blossom during the flowering season. This lovely cherry blossoms were donated by Kabuki actor Hyakujyuro Ichikawa for his hometown around 1930, and it’s known familiarly as “Hyakujyuro-zakura” by locals.

Spot Information

Name Shinsakaigawa Riverbank(新境川堤)
Best Viewing Late March – Early April
Address Soharaoshima-cho – Ozano-cho, Kakamigahara City, Gifu, Japan
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Kamagatani Park / Gifu

20150218-287-49photo by  Gifu Prefecture Tourism Federation

Kamagatani valley has been a famous view spot for wild cherry trees such as Yama-zakura and Edohigan-zakura since old times, and it’s named after cherry blossoms in full bloom that are seemingly veiled in a haze. This place is designated as a national site of of scenic beauty and natural monument. Wild cherry blossoms are excellently harmonized with the valley, creating a fine landscape. In spring, the valley will be beautifully filled with about 1500 cherry trees as far as the eye can see.

Spot Information

Name Kamagatani Park(霞間ケ渓公園)
Best Viewing Late March – Early April
Address Fujishiro, Ikeda-cho, Ibi-gun, Gifu, Japan
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Neodani & Usuzumizakura / Gifu

20150218-287-50photo by  Gifu Prefecture Tourism Federation

Usuzumi-zakura cherry tree(淡墨桜) is estimated to be over 1500 years old, and it has 16 meters height and 10 meters in a trunk circumference, spreading out over 27 meters east-west and 20 meters north-south. This solitary cherry tree is one of Japan’s three giant cherry tree and designated as a natural monument. The feauture of this tree is interestingly to change the colors of flower from buds to the time of falling flowers. It’s light pink when it has buds, gradually turns to white in full bloom, and changes an inky black toward the time of falling cherry blossoms. Usuzumi-zakura cherry tree is illuminated during the flowering season, attracting cherry blossom viewers by its elegantly beauty.

Spot Information

Name Neodani & Usuzumizakura (根尾谷&淡墨桜)
Best Viewing Early April – Mid-April
Address Neoitasho, Motosu City, Gifu, Japan
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Fuji Cemetery / Shizuoka

20150218-287-51photo by wiki/Space key

Fuji Cemetery(冨士霊園) has the total site of 2.3 million square meters located at the base of Mt.Fuji. There are about 8000 cherry trees planted in the extensive grounds. The cemetery is coverd with thousands of cherry blossoms in full bloom and create a long row of cherry trees along the central street.

Spot Information

Name Fuji Cemetery(冨士霊園)
Best Viewing Early April – Mid-April
Address 888-2 Omika, Oyama-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka, Japan
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Sakurano-sato / Shizuoka

20150218-287-52photo by  Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

Sakurano-sato(さくらの里) is located at the foot of Mt.Ohmuro about 15km south driving from Ito City of Shizuoka. About 40 kinds and 1500 cherry trees are planted in the total site of 40,000 square meters. With various kinds of cherry trees, visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms for a quite long time from October to May against the backdrop of Mt.Ohmuro.

Spot Information

Name Sakurano-sato(さくらの里)
Best Viewing Late March – Mid-April
Address Futo, Ito City, Shizuoka, Japan
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Okazaki Park / Aichi

20150218-287-53photoby Aichi Prefectural Tourism Association

Okazaki Park(岡崎公園) is a park established at the site of Okazaki Castle Ruins which was a birthplace of Ieyasu tokugawa, a patriarch of Tokugawa (Edo) regime (1603-1868). Roughly 1000 Someiyoshino cherry trees are planted in the park, and the park is the most popular view spot for cherry blossoms at night in Tokai region. In full bloom, both of the cherry trees and the castle tower are illuminated at night, creating the amazing scnery.

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