Cherry blossoms herald the coming of Spring!
We’ve selected some spots where you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing in SHONAN!
There are spots that hold Sakura Festivals and other events while the flowers are in full bloom, so be sure to check them out!
Hashirimizu Water source
With around 120 cherry blossom trees on site, the area is known as the cherry blossom tunnel in Spring, reflecting the incredible way the flowers bloom. The contrast of the blue of Tokyo Bay and the pink of the cherry blossoms makes it a must see....more read
Located at an elevation of 133m, this park which is located on the top of a small mountain is famous as a place to view cherry blossoms. From the lookout, you can see the Boso Peninsula and over to Yokohama, and look down to see Yokosuka Harbor. It is a beautiful view selected as one of the 50 most stunning views of Kanagawa. The park is recommended as a place to take pictures of the cherry blossoms with the sea....more read
Boasting around 2000 cherry blossom trees, this place is one of the most famous cherry blossom viewing spots in the prefecture, and was selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Views. In Spring, many people come to the Kinugasa Sakura Festival. There is also a hiking course, so you can enjoy a stroll around one of the Miura Peninsula’s best cherry blossom viewing spots....more read
Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine
Tsuruoka Hachiman-gu Shrine is famous as one of the most famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Kamakura. Additionally, the area around Genpei Pond is home to cherry blossoms that create a mystical atmosphere, with petals dropping on the water of the pond....more read
This park was created in commemoration of 800 years passing since Minamoto no Yoritomo coming to Kamakura in 1965. It is loved as a natural space and is filled with people viewing the cherry blossoms in Spring. On the grass of the Central Park is a 2 meter high statue of Minamoto no Yoritomo, which is surrounded by flowers and greenery....more read
Kōtoku-in temple (Kamakura Great Buddha)
Around 60 cherry blossom trees on the grounds The 11 meter tall Buddha statue surrounded by cherry blossoms is stunningly beautiful, and a must see....more read
In the expansive grounds, there are cherry blossoms, wisteria and roses etc. - a variety of plants that reflect the seasons, leading the park to be very popular with visitors. The castle remains are a lookout that allows you a view over the town of Fujisawa. In the park, there is a grass open space, flower area and playground, so you can bring your kids and spend a whole day there! It’s the perfect place to enjoy the cherry blossoms with your kids....more read
Shonandaira (Komayama Park)
The top of the Shonan Daira Zone offers stunning views of the whole of the Shonan region, leading it to be chosen as one of the top 50 views of Kanagawa Prefecture. There are over 2,000 cherry blossom trees in varieties like Yoshino and Oshima. The area is a good place to enjoy the cherry blossoms and the great view together....more read
From Mt. Azuma you can see a 360 degree panoramic view, which is one of the top 100 places in the Kanto region to view Mt. Fuji. From the stone steps at the entrance to the park, there are lines of cherry blossom trees, and there are also many other flowers on the top of the mountain. You can also enjoy a grassy cherry blossom area near the Kamano and Nakazato Exits....more read
These famous “weeping” cherry blossoms are said to have been planted when Masanari Inaba, the lord of Odawara Castle built Bodaiji Temple and Shotaiji Temple over 340 years ago. They are some of Kanagawa Prefecture’s most famous trees. When in bloom, the gorgeous flowers flow in the wind like waterfall, creating a stunning scene....more read
Odawara Castle Park
Selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Views, around 300 Yoshino cherry blossom trees create an expansive pink mist in front of Odawara Castle and the Castle Tower and moat. The beauty creates a stunning view. When the cherry blossoms are in bloom, paper lanterns are lit, creating a magical atmosphere to enjoy at night....more read