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Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots

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Yachounomori Garden in Tatebayashi, Gunma
Cherry blossoms at the Tokyo Imperial Palace

This list was compiled by the Japan Cherry Blossom Association [1] 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[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 north (Sakura Namiki Street) to south (Nago Castle Park).

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. Sakura Namiki Street (Shinhidaka, Hokkaido)

2. Matsumae Park (Matsumae, Hokkaido)


Temple Roof Sakura

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)


Kitanomaru Park, known as one of the famous cherry-blossom viewing spot in Tokyo
Kawadu cherry blossom

16. Kamine Park (Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture)

17. Shizumine Park (Nakashi, Ibaraki Prefecture)

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

19. Ohirasan Prefectural Nature Park (Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture

20. Akaginanmen Cherry Blossoms (Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture)

21. Sakurayama Park (Fujioka, Gunma Prefecture)

22. Kumagaya Sakuratsutsumi (Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture)

23. Omiya Park (Saitama, Saitama Prefecture)

24. Nagatoro (Nagatoro, Saitama Prefecture)

25. Shimizu Park (Noda, Chiba Prefecture)

26. Mobara Park (Mobara, Chiba Prefecture)

27. Izumi Nature Park (Chiba, Chiba Prefecture)

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

29. Shinjuku Gyoen (Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture)

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

31. Koganei Park (Koganei, Tokyo Prefecture)

32. Inokashira Park (Musashino, Tokyo Prefecture)

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

34. Odawara Castle Park (Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture)

35. Kinegasayama Park (Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture)


Shakujii River, Kita, Tokyo
Zenchoji Garden, Tatebayashi

36. Okotsu Canal (Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture)

37. Muramatsu Park (Kosen, Niigata Prefecture)

38. Takada Park (Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture)

39. Matsukawa Park (Toyama, Toyama Prefecture)

40. Takaoka Castle Park (Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture)

41. Kenrokuen Garden (Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture)

42. Asuwayama Park (Fukui, Fukui Prefecture)

43. Maruoka Castle Park (Sakai, Fukui Prefecture)

44. Ōboshi Park (Minamikomagun, Yamanashi Prefecture)

45. Garyuu Park (Suzaka, Nagano Prefecture)

46. Takato Castle Park (Ina, Nagano Prefecture)

47. Komoro Castle Ruins (Komoro, Nagano Prefecture)

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

49. Usuzumi Park (Motosu, Gifu Prefecture)

50. Kamagatani Valley (Ikeda, Gifu Prefecture)

51. Cherry Blossom Village (Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture)

52. Mount Fuji Cemetary (Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture)

53. Okazaki Park (Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture)

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

55. Tsuruma Park (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture)

56. Gojo River (Iwakura, Aichi Prefecture)


Himeji Castle

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)


Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival
Tsuyama Castle Cherry Blossoms

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)


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[edit]

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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