HANAMI
cherry blossom-viewing picnic
Hanami Spots


When the cherry blossoms start blooming, many Japanese think about "Hanami."
'Hana' means flower, and 'mi' means seeing or viewing to be more exact.
In Japan 'flower' sometimes means cherry blossoms respectively.
Thus, "hanami" means admiring the beauty of the cherry blossoms.
Around this time all the media give information about
where and when it starts to bloom in each area.
People love to go blossom viewing and to have an outdoor party under cherry trees
with families in daytime and with friends or coworkers at night.
We spread blue plastic canvases or straw mats under the blossoms and
enjoy ourselves with eating, drinking, or singing.
Recently some people enjoy outdoor karaoke
though this may cause some annoyance to surrounding people.

Beautiful day, beautiful air, beautiful cherry blossoms !


Sometimes securing a good spot is the job for fresh starters in the companies.
At popular places, they fence off the good spots with ropes
in the morning or the day before
and take turns to stay to guard the spot until the night party starts.

SAKURA

sakura song


<Popular Hanami Spots in Nagoya>

Place Information Festival/Event Inquiries Access Viewing spot
 Street stall
 Lighting-up

Ohkanzakura
Hikanzakura

Between Sakuradori-
Izumi and Shirakabe

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The best spot to enjoy early SAKURA
in Nagoya is here!
Approx. 140 Ohkanzakura@‘劦÷ and
6 or 7 Hikanzakura Š¦”ê÷
are planted along the street for 1 kilometer
between "Sakura-dori Izumi 2-chome/÷’ʐò“ñ’š–Ú"
intersection and "Yoshino 2/–F–ì2h intersection.

Trees are still very young and not so good to see
between Shirakabe and Yoshino 2.

We can enjoy them from early March
Photos are taken on March 6, 2016.
N/A - Higashi-ku

Get off at Takaoka ‚Šx Sta.
on the Sakuradori Subway Line.
Take exit 2 and turn to left at
the Sakura-dori Izumi
2-chome/÷’ʐò“ñ’š–Ú
intersection
 


Kojaku-in Temple
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In Kojakuin Temple, there is a weeping sakura tree.
Bloom in late March.
There is only one weeping sakura in the temple, but it is
very beautiful and impressive.
 
N/A - Get off at Irinaka Sta. on the
Tsurumai Subway Line.
A 10-min. walk.

115 Kawanayama-cho,
Showa-ku, Nagoya
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Yamazaki-gawa

(Yamazaki River)
recommended


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Along the Yamazaki river (From Ishikawa-bashi Bridge to Ochiai-bashi Bridge/approximately 2.8 km) in Mizuho-ku, there are approx.600 cherry trees.

In 1990 (Heisei2), this area was chosen as one of the best 100 cherry blossoms
viewpoints in Japan by Foundation for Nippon Sakura-no-kai.

140m lower reach of the river from Kanae-kobashi Bridge. photos
Cherry blossoms are illuminated until 21:30
- Mizuho Doboku-jimusho
052-831-6161
Get off at Mizuho-Kuyakusho Sta. on the Sakuradori Subway Line. Walk 10 min. (Kanae-bashi Bridge) map
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Heiwa Park
recommended

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One of the earest Hanami place from Nagoya Univ. or Nanzan Univ.
There are approximately 2,300 cherry trees.
It is worth visiting there
 - Heiwakoen, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya

Higashiyama Sogo-koen
052-782-2111
Get off at Higashiyama-koen Sta. on the Higashiyama Subway Line.
Walk 15 min.

map
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Higashiyama
Park

recommended


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An aisle of 1000 cherry trees of 100 different
kinds in different regions of the country
is featured in Higashiyama Park.
Aside from this, there are 600 cherry trees there,
so we can enjoy blossoms until almost the end of April
(depending on the weather condition )

3,800 cherry trees.
Higashiyama Park
052-782-2111
Get off at Higashiyama-Koen
Sta. on the Higashiyama
Subway Line.
map
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Nagoya Castle
&
Meijo Koen
recommended

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Castle and cherry blossoms are very good convination. There are approx. 10 kinds of cherry trees in Meijo-Koen (park) located next to Nagoya Castle.
Gyoiko is a rare kind sakura and bloom in the mid-April
to early May.
Approximately 1,600 cherry trees
.
Nagoya-jo Kanri-jimusho
052-231-1700
Get off at Shiyakusho Sta. on the Meijo Subway Line.
Walk 5 min.
map
 
 
Nagoya Jinja (shrine) &
Toshogu (shrine)

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Tsuruma Park

recommended


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So many people enjoy hanami picnic or party under
the cherry trees there.
750 cherry trees.
In 1990, Tsuruma Park was chosen one of the best 100 cherry blossoms viewing spots in Japan
by Foundation for Nippon Sakura-no-kai.

Cherry blossoms are illuminated until 21:00.

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1 Tsurumai, Showa-ku, Nagoya

Showa Doboku-jimusho
052-751-5128
Get off at Tsurumai Sta. on the Tsurumai Subway Line or JR Line.
map
 

Kohsho-ji (Temple)

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There are approx. 100 cherry trees.      

Togokusan Fruits Park
recommended
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Shidarezakura festival
1,000 cherry trees
     
 
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<Popular Hanami Spots in Aichi Prefecture>

Place Information Festival/Event Inquiries Access Viewing
spot
 Street stall
 Lighting-up

Okazaki Park
Okazaki City

recommended

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There is Okazaki Castle (rebuilt) where the first Shokun
of the Edo period, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was born.
1,700 cherry trees
Night view here is very good.
During the "Sakura Festival", lots of events
(ex. Ieyasu Parade) are held.
In 1990 (Heisei2), this area was chosen as one of the
best 100 cherry blossoms
viewpoints in Japan by Foundation for Nippon Sakura-no-kai.
Cherry blossoms are illuminated from 18:00-22:00
(Depend on the blooming condition).

Okazaki-shi
Kanko Kyokai
0564-23-6217
Get off at Higashi-Okazaki Sta.
on the Meitetsu Line.
Walk 10 min.
Around Okazaki
Castle

Bank of the Iga River

©Okazaki Kanko-kyokai

Okuyamada

Okazaki City

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Almost center of Okuyamada‰œŽR“c area,
There is an old weeping cherry trees which was
planted by Emperor Jito
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So, this cherry tree is often called "Jito-zakura".
Largest part of the trunk is approx. 2.4m,
height of the tree is approx. 15m
and it stretch branches 15m from east to west
and 17m from north to south.
Okazaki City's Natural Treasure
(Designated in May 8,1963)
This sakura is a family of "Higan-zakura" and bloom
approx. 10 days before "Somei-Yoshino".
It is said that until 70% to 80% of the cherry blossoms
are in bloom, morning view is the best. Then
after they start fallong , evening is the
best time to view.
- Okazaki-shi
Kanko-annaisho

0564-25-7767
Get off at Higashi-Okazaki
Sta. on the Meitetsu Line.
Take Meitetsu Bus bound for
Okudono-Jin'ya-ato and
get off at Hokutodai-guchi
stop. Head toward
Hokutodai-Jutaku-Danchi
along the Hokuto River.
Old historical tree
 Along the Oto River
Okazaki City

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 There are 85 Kawazu sakura trees
known to bloom early.


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Kanko Kyokai
0564-23-6217
 Get off at HigashiOkazaki “Œ‰ªè
Sta. on the Meitetsu Line. Take
a bus bound for Okazaki
Eki-mae
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Hikarigaoka
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Tatsumikaikan-mae
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stop (the 2nd stop)
Oto River bank
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Kijo Park
Kariya City


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There is a Japanese garden in the park.
Cherry blossoms are illuminated until 21:00

670 cherry trees
Kariyashi
Kanko-kyokai
0566-23-4100
Get off at Azuma Sta. on the
JR Tokaido-honsen
Line. Walk 15 min.

or
Get off at Kariyashi Sta. on the Meitetsu Mikawa Line.
Walk 15 min.
Kijo Koen
1-1 Shiro-machi,
Kariya-shi


Kisogawa-zutsumi
Ichinomiya City

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Over 400 cherry trees have been planted since 1885.
There are several kinds sakura trees: Higan-zakura,
Shidare-zakura, Somei-Yoshino, Yama-zakura.
 - Ichinomiya-shi
Kanko-kyokai
0586-28-9131

Get off at Ichinomiya Sta. on the Meitetsu Line. Take Meitetsu Bus bound for Sango-nishi ŽR‹½¼
and get off at Komyoji Œõ–¾Ž› Stop.
Walk 5 min.

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View from the 138 tower
is perfect.
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Gojo River
Iwakura City

recommended

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Cherry blossoms are illuminated until 21:30
Approx. 1,500 cherry trees.

In 1990 (Heisei2), this area was chosen as one of
the best 100 cherry blossoms
viewpoints in Japan by Foundation for Nippon
Sakura-no-kai.

Oguchi-cho
Kanko-keizaika
0587-95-1111
Get off at Kashiwamori Sta.
on the Meitetsu Inuyama Line.
Take Community Bus Kikan Route.
Get off at Oguchi-cho Yakuba stop.
Walk 5 min.
Between Horioato-Koen
and Kahoku Ground

Momoyama Park

Obu City


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Momoyama Park is in a residencial area.
Cherry trees make a beautiful pink tunnel
along the hill to the park.

Cherry blossoms are illuminated from 19:00 to 21:00
(Depend on the blooming condition).

200 cherry trees
Obu-shi Kanko
Kyokai
0562-47-2111
Get off at Obu Sta. on the
JR Tokaido-Honsen Line.
Walk 15 min.
4-202 Momoyama-cho,
Obu C.
 






<Japan's Three Greatest Sakura designated as a national natural treasure>

photo: courtesy of Motosu-shi kanko-ka

Neodani Usuzumi-zakura (Neo no Usuzumi-Zakura)
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Location 995 Aza-Jodan, Neo-Itasho, Motosu C. Gifu Pref.
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Age of tree Over 1500 years old
Height 16.3m


Yamataka Jindai-zakura photo: courtesy of Jisso-ji temple

Location Jisso-ji (temple)Yamataka Mukawa-cho, Hokuto C. Yamanashi Pref.
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Age of tree Approx. 2000 years old
Height


Miharu Taki-zakura