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Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots

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This list was compiled 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.


Hokkaido

1. Sakura Namiki Street (Shinhidaka, Hokkaido)

2. Matsumae Park (Matsumae, Hokkaido)

Tohoku

3. Ashino National Park (Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture

4. Hirosaki Park (Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture

5. Takamatsu Park (Morioka, Iwate Prefecture)

6. Kitakami Park (Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture)

7. Funaoka Castle Grounds (Shibata, Miyagi Prefecture)

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

9. Senshu Park (Akita, Akita Prefecture)

10. Mato Park (Yokote, Akita Prefecture)

11. Tsuruoka Park (Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture)

12. Eboshiyama Park (Nanyo, Yamagata Prefecture)

13. Miharu Shidarezakura (Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture

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

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

Kanto

16. Hitachi City Kamine Park (Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture)

17. Shizumine Park (Nakashi, Ibaraki Prefecture)

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

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

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35. Kinegasayama Park (Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture)

Chubu

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41. Kenrokuen Garden (Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture)

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46. Takato Castle Park (Ina, Nagano Prefecture)

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53. Okazaki Park (Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture)

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55. Tsuruma Park (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture)

56. Gojo River (Iwakura, Aichi Prefecture)

Kansai

57. Mitake (Tsu, Mie Prefecture)

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

59. Kaizu Osaki (Takashima, Shiga Prefecture)

60. Hokoen Park (Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture)

61. Arashiyama (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)

62. Ninnaji Temple (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)

63. Daigoji Temple (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)

64. Kasagiyama Natural Park (Kasagi, Kyoto Prefecture)

65. Osaka Castle Park (Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

66. Japan Mint (Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

67. Expo Park (Suita, Osaka Prefecture)

68. Himeji Castle (Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture)

69. Akashi Park (Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture)

70. Shukugawa Park (Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture)

71. Nara Park (Nara, Nara Prefecture)

72. Mount Yoshino (Yoshino, Nara Prefecture)

73. Koriyama Castle Park (Yamatokoriyama, Nara Prefecture)

74. Kimiidera Temple (Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture)

75. Negoroji Temple (Iwade, Wakayama Prefecture)

76. Shichikawa Dam (Kozagawa, Wakayama Prefecture)

Chugoku

77. Kyusho Park (Tottori, Tottori Prefecture)

78. Utsubuki Park (Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture)

79. Matsue Castle Park (Matsue, Shimane Prefecture)

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

81. Kakuzan Park (Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture)

82. Senkoji Park (Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture)

83. Ueno Park (Shobara, Hiroshima Prefecture)

84. Kikko Park (Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

85. Tokiwa Park (Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

Shikoku

86. Seibu Park (Tokushima, Tokushima Prefecture)

87. Kotohiki Park (Kanonji, Kagawa Prefecture)

88. Matsuyama Park (Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture)

89. Kagamino Park (Kami, Kochi Prefecture)

90. Makino Park (Sakawa, Kochi Prefecture)

Kyushu and Okinawa

91. Nishi Park (Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture)

92. Ogi Park (Ogi, Saga Prefecture)

93. Omura Park (Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture)

94. Kumamoto Castle (Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture)

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

96. Minamata Cherry Line (Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture)

97. Oka Castle Park (Taketa, Oita Prefecture)

98. Mochino Sekino Park (Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture)

99. Tadamoto Park (Okuchi, Kagoshima Prefecture)

100. Nago Castle Park (Nago, Okinawa)

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