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A feature of Japanese culture is ordering items into lists. This is the list of the 100 top cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan.

Mount Yoshino's blossoms

Selection criteria edit

This list was compiled by the Japan Cherry Blossom Association using the following criteria:

  1. Each location is well-known
  2. There are a relatively large number of fully grown trees
  3. Many visitors come to view the cherry blossoms
  4. The area has history
  5. The surrounding area is harmonious and beautiful
  6. Each prefecture is to have at least one spot on the list

History edit

 
Yoshino's blossoms by Katsushika Hokusai, created in early 19th century

Cherry blossom viewing, known as hanami, has been a part of Japanese culture since the 8th century. The concept came from China where plum blossoms were the flower of choice. In Japan, the first cherry blossom parties were hosted by the emperor only for himself and other members of the aristocracy around the Imperial Court. From the Heian Period, references to the blossoms and the hanami parties made their way into poetry and paintings, solidifying their position as an integral part of Japanese culture. They are often used as metaphors for life, as they are so beautiful when they bloom but fade and die away so quickly.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi was particularly fond of cherry blossoms and hanami parties. The parties he held at Daigo-ji in Southern Kyoto and Mount Yoshino are well-known to this day. Mount Yoshino is indisputably the best place in the nation for cherry-blossom viewing with over 30,000 trees. Most of those trees were planted during the Nara Period by priests as a part of religious ascetics associated with mountain worship. None of the trees are said to have existed here naturally. Toyotomi Hideyoshi made the mountain famous through his many grand hanami parties. It is said that he had over 5,000 guests at his Mount Yoshino party in 1594. At Daigo-ji, he did his own landscaping, specifically to add hundreds of cherry blossoms and the Sanbo-in Garden for the purpose of hosting one of his parties in 1598. It was a massive event, said to be the biggest flower-viewing event in history.

While the official parties were still limited to the court, samurai later began hosting parties of their own. In time, ordinary citizens made trips in the spring to see the cherry trees. Actual parties among the masses however, did not truly become a part of Japanese culture until the Edo Period.

Since then, cherry blossoms have become a symbol of the nation of Japan. They remain highly regarded with many websites dedicated to highlighting places to see them, festivals, and even making predictions of when they will bloom in each region, since the actual blooming days vary each year depending on the winter weather. Today, the cherry blossom-viewing tradition remains strong and has even spread to other countries where Japan has donated trees.

The List edit

Although the list itself acts as a ranking system, within the list, no hierarchy is given. The numbers simply mark the position of the location in Japan from Hokkaido (Sakura Namiki Street) in the north to Okinawa (Nago Castle Park) in the south. Sites are also grouped within their respective regions and prefectures. For example, Yoshino has long been known as the best place to view cherry blossoms, but it features at #72 on the list, because it is part of Nara Prefecture (#71-73) in the Kansai area.

See ja:w:日本さくら名所100選 for names in Japanese and more photos.

Hokkaido edit

 
Shinhidaka's Sakura Namiki

Regional Highlight: Nijukken Sakura Namiki Street


A road lined on both sides with blossoms for about 7km. It was built for the Japanese Imperial Family as a road to their horse ranch. The famous trees were planted along the road by the Imperial ranchers. There is a dirt path along the road so you can enjoy the blossoms on foot or by car.

1. Nijukken Sakura Namiki Road (Shinhidaka, Hokkaido)

  • Japanese Name: 二十間道路桜並木
  • Number of cherry trees: 3000
  • Typical blossom season: early May to mid-May
  • Cherry blossom festival: early May

2. Matsumae Park (Matsumae, Hokkaido)

  • Japanese Name: 松前公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 10000
  • Typical blossom season: Late April to mid-May
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 29 - May 15 (dates change according to blooming times)

Tohoku edit


 
Hirosaki Castle, constructed in 1611

Regional Highlight: Hirosaki Park


Hirosaki Park is where Hirosaki Castle, one of only twelve original castles remaining in the country, is located. The castle grounds contain approximately 2600 trees. It's one of the best places in the region to see cherry blossoms. The view of the castle and blossoms are said to be particularly spectacular when the moat turns pink from the fallen petals while the trees still have most of their blossoms. The Cherry blossom festival, held from the end of April through early May, is considered to be the best in the nation.


3. Ashino National Park (Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name:芦野池沼群県立自然公園藤枝ため池
  • Number of cherry trees: 2200
  • Typical blossom season: Late April to early May
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 29 - May 5

4. Hirosaki Park (Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 弘前公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 2600
  • Typical blossom season: Late April to early May
  • Cherry blossom festival: End of April through early May

5. Takamatsu Park (Morioka, Iwate Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 高松公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 800
  • Typical blossom season: Mid-April to late April
  • Cherry blossom festival:

6. Kitakami Park (Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 北上市立公園展勝地
  • Number of cherry trees: 10000
  • Typical blossom season: Mid-April to May
  • Cherry blossom festival: Mide-April to early May

7. Funaoka Castle Grounds (Shibata, Miyagi Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 船岡城址公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: Mid-April to late April

8. Bank of Hinokinai River and Kakunodate Samurai Residence (Senboku, Akita Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 桧木内川堤・角館武家屋敷
  • Number of cherry trees: 400
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April to Early May
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 20 - May 6

9. Senshu Park (Akita, Akita Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 千秋公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 810
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 20 - May 1

10. Mato Park (Yokote, Akita Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 真人公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 2000
  • Typical blossom season: late April - early May
  • Cherry blossom festival: late April - early May

11. Tsuruoka Park (Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture)

Japanese Name: 鶴岡公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 730
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry blossom festival: late April

12. Eboshiyama Park (Nanyo, Yamagata Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 烏帽子山公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: late April to early May
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 15 to May 5

13. Miharu Shidarezakura (Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 三春町のシダレザクラ
  • Number of cherry trees: 1 (a very old and famous shidarezakura tree)
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

14. Kasumiga Castle Park, (Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 鶴ヶ城公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 4500
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 10 to May 6

15. Tsuruga Castle Park (Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 霞ヶ城公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry blossom festival: One weekend in April (varies by year, usually second or third weekend)

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16. Kamine Park (Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 日立市かみね公園・平和通り
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1–22

17. Shizumine Park (Nakashi, Ibaraki Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 静峰公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 2100 yaezakura and 200 yoshino
  • Typical blossom season: late April to early May
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 21 - May 6

18. Nikko Pilgrimage Route (Utsunomiya/Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 日光街道桜並木
  • Number of cherry trees: 1500
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

19. Ohirasan Prefectural Nature Park (Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 太平山県立自然公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 4000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 6–15

20. Akaginanmen Cherry Blossoms (Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 赤城南面千本桜
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 7–22

21. Sakurayama Park (Fujioka, Gunma Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 桜山公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 10,000 in April (7000 bloom in November and December)
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

22. Kumagaya Sakuratsutsumi (Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 熊谷桜堤
  • Number of cherry trees: 500
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 3–15

23. Omiya Park (Saitama, Saitama Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 大宮公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

24. Nagatoro (Nagatoro, Saitama Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 長瀞
  • Number of cherry trees: 3000
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

25. Shimizu Park (Noda, Chiba Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 清水公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 2000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: March 24 to April 8

26. Mobara Park (Mobara, Chiba Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 茂原公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 2850
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: late March to early April

27. Izumi Nature Park (Chiba, Chiba Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 泉自然公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1500
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

28. Ueno Onshi Park (Tokyo (Taito-ku)), Tokyo Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 上野恩賜公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: March 20 to April 8

29. Shinjuku Gyoen (Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 新宿御苑
  • Number of cherry trees: 1300
  • Typical blossom season: late March to late April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

30. Sumida Park (Tokyo (Sumida-ku)), Tokyo Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 隅田公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 335
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: late March to early April

31. Koganei Park (Koganei, Tokyo Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 小金井公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1700
  • Typical blossom season: early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 6–8

32. Inokashira Park (Musashino, Tokyo Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 井の頭恩賜公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 250 around the pond (500 total)
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

33. Kanagawa Kenritsu Mitsuike Park (Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 神奈川県立三ツ池公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1600
  • Typical blossom season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

34. Odawara Castle Park (Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 小田原城址公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 350
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: late March to early April

35. Kinugasayama Park (Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 衣笠山公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 2000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: March 29 to April 9

Chubu edit


 

Regional Highlight: Usuzumi Park


Although the typical cherry blossom experience is to visit a place with many blossoms, there are also old cherry blossom trees scattered throughout the country in which people go to see a singular tree blooming, typically very old and historic trees. The Usuzumi-zakura was planted by Emperor Keitai over 1500 years ago and has been designated as one of the Top Three Cherry Trees in the nation.

36. Okotsu/Okozu Canal (Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 大河津分水
  • Number of cherry trees: 3000
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1–21

37. Muramatsu Park (Gosen, Niigata Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 村松公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 3000
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: early April to mid-April

38. Takada Castle Park (Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 高田城址公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 4000 (with 3000 lanterns)
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 6–22

39. Matsukawa Park (Toyama, Toyama Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 松川公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 500
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 6–8

40. Takaoka Castle Park (Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 高岡古城公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1800
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1 to mid-April

41. Kenrokuen Garden (Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 兼六園
  • Number of cherry trees: 400
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: 1 week in early April

42. Asuwayama Park (Fukui, Fukui Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 足羽川・足羽山公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 4000
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1–22

43. Maruoka Castle Park (Sakai, Fukui Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 丸岡城公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 400
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1–20

44. Oboshi Park (Fujikawa, Yamanashi Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 大法師公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 2000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: March 31-April 8

45. Garyu Park (Suzaka, Nagano Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 臥竜公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 800
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 7–29

46. Takato Castle Park (Ina, Nagano Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 高遠城址公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1500
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1–30

47. Komoro Castle Ruins (Komoro, Nagano Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 小諸城趾懐古園
  • Number of cherry trees: 400
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April to late April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 10–30

48. Along the Shinsakai River (Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 新境川堤・百十郎桜
  • Number of cherry trees: 1200
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: March 31 - April 1

49. Usuzumi Park (Motosu, Gifu Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 根尾谷・淡墨公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1 (a tree over 1500 years old)
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

50. Kamagatani Valley (Ikeda, Gifu Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 霞間ヶ渓
  • Number of cherry trees: 1500
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 8

51. Sakura no Sato (Itō, Shizuoka Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: さくらの里
  • Number of cherry trees: 3000
  • Typical blossom season: 1000 bloom from late March to April, while the others are of varieties that bloom at different times from September through May)
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 7–8

52. Fuji Cemetery (Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 冨士霊園
  • Number of cherry trees: 8000
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

53. Okazaki Park (Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 岡崎公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1700
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1–15

54. Four Seasons Road at Yamazaki River (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 山崎川四季の道
  • Number of cherry trees: 600
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

55. Tsuruma Park (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 鶴舞公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 8

56. Gojo River (Iwakura, Aichi Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 五条川
  • Number of cherry trees: 1400
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1–10

Kansai edit


 

Regional Highlight: Nara Park


Hundreds of cherry trees are scattered throughout Nara Park. Many people come here to take advantage of the opportunity to see the cherry blossoms and visit the many historic sites that border the park. The trees are spread out in clusters around the park, so in spite of the crowds, it's not usually too difficult to find a spot that feels like your own to enjoy the blossoms. Watching and photographing the park's many deer with the blossoms is also popular, especially when the deer are eating the fallen petals.


57. Mitake (Tsu, Mie Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 三多気
  • Number of cherry trees: 500
  • Typical blossom season: mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: Sometime in mid-April

58. Miyagawa-Tsutsumi Park (Ise, Mie Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 宮川堤
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

59. Kaizu Osaki (Takashima, Shiga Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 海津大崎
  • Number of cherry trees: 800
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

60. Hokoen Park (Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 豊公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 700
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

61. Arashiyama (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 嵐山
  • Number of cherry trees: 1500
  • Typical blossom season: early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

62. Ninnaji Temple (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 仁和寺 (御室桜)
  • Number of cherry trees: 500
  • Typical blossom season: early April to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

63. Daigoji Temple (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 醍醐寺
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

64. Kasagiyama Natural Park (Kasagi, Kyoto Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 笠置山自然公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 3000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

65. Osaka Castle Park (Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 大阪城公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 600
  • Typical blossom season: early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

66. Japan Mint (Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 造幣局の通り抜け
  • Number of cherry trees: 350
  • Typical blossom season: Only open to the public from April 17–23
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

67. Expo Park (Suita, Osaka Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 万博記念公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 5500
  • Typical blossom season: early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: late March to early April

68. Himeji Castle (Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture)

Japanese Name: 姫路城
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 7

69. Akashi Park (Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 明石公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1200
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

70. Shukugawa Park (Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 夙川公園・夙川河川敷緑地
  • Number of cherry trees: 1660
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 8

71. Nara Park (Nara, Nara Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 奈良公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1700
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

72. Mount Yoshino (Yoshino, Nara Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 吉野山
  • Number of cherry trees: 30,000
  • Typical blossom season: early April to late April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 11–12

73. Koriyama Castle Park (Yamatokoriyama, Nara Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 郡山城址公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: March 30 - April 8

74. Kimiidera Temple (Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 紀三井寺
  • Number of cherry trees: 500
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: late March to mid-April

75. Negoroji Temple (Iwade, Wakayama Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 根来寺
  • Number of cherry trees: 7000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

76. Shichikawa Dam (Kozagawa, Wakayama Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 七川ダム湖畔
  • Number of cherry trees: 3000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 8

Chugoku edit


 

Regional Highlight: Kakuzan Park


Kakuzan Park is the former site of Tsuyama Castle which was one of the largest and most impressive castles in the country in its heyday. Today, only the castle walls remain, but scattered throughout the ruins are over 1000 cherry trees that light up the park with beautiful pink blossoms. Although it does not have the most blossoms, the feeling one gets from seeing the blossoms among the ruins of the castle and being able to walk along the historic Joto Street combined with the lively atmosphere of the Cherry blossom festival have led many to consider Kakuzan Park to be the best place in the region for hanami.


77. Kyusho Park (Tottori, Tottori Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 久松公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 250
  • Typical blossom season: Late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

78. Utsubuki Park (Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 打吹公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 4000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: late March to early June (this is the Spring Festival, so it extends well beyond the blossom season)

79. Matsue Castle Park (Matsue, Shimane Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 松江城山公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 300
  • Typical blossom season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: March 29 to April 15

80. Bank of the Hii River (Unnan, Shimane Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 斐伊川堤防桜並木
  • Number of cherry trees: 1500
  • Typical blossom season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: 1 month from late March to late April

81. Kakuzan Park (Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 鶴山公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1–15

82. Senkoji Park (Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 千光寺公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 10,000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: End of March

83. Ueno Park (Shobara, Hiroshima Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 上野公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: early to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1–30

84. Kikko Park (Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 吉香公園・錦帯橋
  • Number of cherry trees: 3000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

85. Tokiwa Park (Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 常盤公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 3500
  • Typical blossom season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1 - ?

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86. Seibu Park (Tokushima, Tokushima Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 西部公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 500
  • Typical blossom season: Mid-March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

87. Kotohiki Park (Kanonji, Kagawa Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 琴弾公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 450
  • Typical blossom season: Early to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

88. Matsuyama Park (Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 城山公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 200
  • Typical blossom season: Late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 6–8

89. Kagamino Park (Kami, Kochi Prefecture)

  • Japanese Names: 鏡野公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 600
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: late March to early April

90. Makino Park (Sakawa, Kochi Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 牧野公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 600
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

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91. Nishi Park (Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 西公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1300
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

92. Ogi Park (Ogi, Saga Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 小城公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 3000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 6–8

93. Omura Park (Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 大村公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 2000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to mid-April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1

94. Kumamoto Castle (Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 熊本城
  • Number of cherry trees: 800
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: None

95. Lakeside of Ichifusa Dam (Mizukami, Kumamoto Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 市房ダム湖畔
  • Number of cherry trees: 20,000
  • Typical blossom season: mid-March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: March 3 - April 1 (most festivities March 31 and April 1)

96. Minamata Cherry Line (Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 水俣市チェリーライン
  • Number of cherry trees: 2000 (500 at the Yunoko Cherry Line)
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1

97. Oka Castle Park (Taketa, Oita Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 岡城公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1500
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1

98. Mochio Park (Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 母智丘・関之尾県立自然公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 2600
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: March 31 to April 1

99. Tadamoto Park (Okuchi, Kagoshima Prefecture)

  • Japanese Name: 忠元公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 1000
  • Typical blossom season: late March to early April
  • Cherry blossom festival: April 1

100. Nago Castle Park (Nago, Okinawa)

  • Japanese Name: 名護城公園
  • Number of cherry trees: 20,000
  • Typical blossom season: late January to early February
  • Cherry blossom festival: late January
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