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Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots

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This list was chosen using the following criteria: 1. Each location is well-known 2. There are a relatively large amount 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 have at least one spot on the list


The List

Although the list itself acts as a ranking system, placing those locations on the list above other locations, within the list, no hierarchy is given. The numbers simply mark the position of the location from north to south.

The number one place in Japan to view cherry blossoms however, is undisputably Yoshino, with over 30,000 cherry trees and a long history of cherry blossom viewing.

1. 2. Matsumae Park (Matsumae, Hokkaido) 3. 4. Hirosaki Park (Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. Okazaki Park (Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture) 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. Arashiyama (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture) 62. 63. Daigoji Temple (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture) 64. 65. Osaka Castle Park (Osaka, Osaka Prefecture) 66. 67. 68. Himeji Castle (Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture) 69. 70. 71. Nara Park (Nara, Nara Prefecture) 72. Mount Yoshino (Yoshino, Nara Prefecture) 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. Matsue Castle Park (Matsue, Shimane Prefecture) 80. 81. Kakuzan Park (Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture) 82. 83. 84. 85.

Shikoku 86. 87. Kotohiki Park (Kanonji, Kagawa Prefecture) 88. Matsuyama Park (Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture) 89. 90.

Kyushu 91. Nishi Park (Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture) 92. 93. 94. Kumamoto Castle (Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture) 95. 96. Minamata Cherry Line (Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture) 97.

Okinawa 98. 99. 100.

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