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Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Coelho C.

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Coelho C.

Last updated : Jan 05, 20245 min read

Things To Do

1- Goryokaku Tower (Hokkaido)

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The tower opened in 2006 has a height of 107 meters. The view from the observation deck changes depending on the time and scenery. You can also learn about the history of Goryokaku and Hakodate.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 6:00 PM )
4/21~10/20  8:00am-7:00pm
10/21~4/20  9:00am-6:00pm
1/1  6:00am-7:00pm

Phone
0138-51-4785
Price
- Adult: 840 JPY
- Child: 420 JPY

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2- Ueno Park (Tokyo)

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Ueno Park, a place also of culture and art, where you can see popular art presentations and other exhibitions of note. Not only can you enjoy the turning of the seasons here, but you can also tour some important historical buildings.

Business hours
- Everyday (5:00 AM ~ 11:00 PM )
Phone
03-3828-5644
Website
en.wikipedia.org

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3- Lake Kawaguchi (Yamanashi - 3h from Tokyo)

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At the World Heritage-registered Fuji Five Lakes regions, Lake Kawaguchi is the 2nd-largest in area. With lots of leisure activities and events, it is ideal as a stay-type resort. A marvelous image of Mt. Fuji is reflected on the surface of the lake.

Phone
0555-72-6700
Website
www.fujisan.ne.jp

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4- Kenroku-en (Ishikawa)

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As one of Japan’s three greatest gardens, this garden is a Place of Scenic Beauty that is rightly designated as a National Treasure. Enjoy the different features of each season in this garden, where man-made beauty and nature exist in remarkable harmony.

Business hours
- Everyday (8:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
076-234-3800
Price
- Adult: 310 JPY
- Child: 100 JPY
Website
www.pref.ishikawa.jp

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5- Daigo-ji Temple (Kyoto)


Daigo-ji Temple was reconstructed so that Hideyoshi Toyotomi could hold the most gorgeous cherry blossom-viewing parties there. In spring, 1000 cherry trees blossom and the fall foliage that Hideyoshi couldn’t see is also breathtaking in its beauty.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
Phone
075-571-0002
Price
- Adult: 600 JPY
- Child: 0 JPY
Website
www.daigoji.or.jp

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6- Mt. Yoshino (Nara)

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Mt. Yoshino which is a World Heritage site enshrining its cherry trees has a superb April scenery when it is covered in cherry blossoms. You can enjoy some elegant trekking while viewing the mountain, flowers and old temples.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
Phone
0746-32-1007
Price
World Heritage sites
Kinpusen-ji Temple Zao Hall 500 yen (special viewing 1000 yen)
Yoshimizu Shrine 400 yen
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine  Free
Kinpu Shrine Free/200 yen (Yoshitsune hiding tower)

Website
www.yoshinoyama-sakura.jp

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7- Osaka Castle (Osaka)

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Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi Hidetoshi in 1583. However, it was destroyed in a fire at the same time as Toyotomi Hidetoshi’s death. It was later rebuilt before it was again destroyed by fire in 1665. The modern Osaka Castle was rebuilt using contributions from local citizens after an appeal was made by the then-mayor of Osaka.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
06-6941-3044
Price
- Adult: 600 JPY
- Child: 0 JPY
Website
www.osakacastle.net

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8- Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima, 20m from Hiroshima)

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The island of Itsukushima (also called Miyajima) is known as one of the three most scenic spots in Japan. Itsukushima shrine, an invaluable site, is a visual representation of the form of the ancient Japanese Shinto worship. The surroundings house about 1900 Sakura trees. The gorgeous shrine and grand torii gate “floating” in the sea are spectacular.

Business hours
- Everyday (6:30 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
0829-44-2020
Price
- Adult: 300 JPY
- Child: 100 JPY
Website
visit-miyajima-japan.com

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9- Ritsurin Park (Kagawa)

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A garden that is said to have a different view with each step, there is a splendid harmony of natural beauty with 6 ponds, the formative beauty of 13 artificial hills, 300-year-old pines and flowers throughout the four seasons against the backdrop of Mt. Shiun.

Business hours
- Everyday (7:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
087-833-7411
Price
- Adult: 410 JPY
- Child: 170 JPY
Website
ritsuringarden.jp

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10- Chidori-ga-fuchi (Tokyo)

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A moat built to surround Edo Castle during the age of the Tokugawa shoguns. Currently, it encircles the Imperial Palace. When the cherry blossoms of Chidori-ga-fuchi open en masse, it’s enough to forget the hustle and bustle of the city.

Phone
03-3213-0095
Website
www.env.go.jp

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Gifu Tour Guide - Akiko W.

Akiko W.

5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
Japan

Hello! My name is Akiko from Gifu prefecture. I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. I like going out with my family, talking with my friends over coffee at a cozy cafe, reading books, baking bread and cake when I have time. I passed the national tour guide test in 2017 and have worked as a guide since then. I have guided in Gifu city, Seki city, Takayama city, Shirakawago , Mino city and Nagoya city. I have lived in Gifu for more than forty years. Gifu prefecture is rich in nature so you can enjoy the rural atmosphere. Gifu city has a beautiful river 'Nagara river' and Mt.Kinka which has Gifu castle on the top. You can go up the mountain on foot or use a ropeway. The view from Gifu castle is so fantastic. At the foot of the mountain , there are many places to visit such as parks, a temple having a big image of Buddha, and a street preserving the historic atmosphere. At Nagara River, you can enjoy seeing a traditional way of fishing ‘cormorant fishing’ which is thought to have started 1300 years ago. Many cafes have unique service called 'morning service' in Gifu along with Aichi In the morning (until about ten thirty or eleven) when you order a cup of tea or coffee, they serve toast and salad ! Near Gifu park , you can find a nice Japanese style cafe where you enjoy good coffee and seeing a Japanese style garden. Seki city is a small city but so famous for its cutlery. At Japanese sword museum in Seki, you can see authentic Japanese swords! Mino city next to Seki city is well known for its hand made Japanese paper 'Hon minoshi' designated as intangible cultural asset by UNESCO . Until recently it was not easy to guide guests because of COVID-19 pandemic; however the situation is getting better. Some strict rules about COVID-19 have been lifted. Please visit Gifu. I am looking forward to seeing you. Please feel free to ask me when you need information about Gifu. Thank you for reading my introduction.                                                                                                                                 

Nagasaki Tour Guide - Shonosuke S.

Shonosuke S.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
Japan

Hi! I'm Sho! I live in the center of Nagasaki city and work as a YouTuber, podcaster, and tour guide specializing in sharing the charms of Nagasaki. Actually, I was born and raised in Yokohama, near Tokyo, and worked for about 5 years in Tokyo. However, I fell in love with the culture and history of Nagasaki and moved here in 2020. Nagasaki has a rich history of international exchange and friendship, established about 450 years ago as an international trading port in Japan. Since then, many people from all over the world with diverse cultures and values have visited this city. I love these stories and histories of Nagasaki. Nagasaki is often associated with the sad history of the atomic bomb, which is, of course, an important part of this city's history, but Nagasaki has much more than that. I'm looking forward to introducing you to the many charms of Nagasaki!                                                                                                                                 

Fukuoka Tour Guide - Kazue I.

Kazue I.

5.00 / 5
(17 reviews)
Japan

Hi! I am Kazue. I am from Fukuoka and live in the central city. I spent almost 20 years traveling around the world as a cabin attendant. Meeting different people, different cultures and eating local food were best things in my career. This experience definitely widened my perspective and will help me in some way when I work as a guide. Since I spent half my life outside of Japan, I noticed our culture and traditions are very unique and became more interested in historical sites in Japan. For my personal life, I am a mom of twins. It is still a hard work but I am enjoying a lot with them. We take them around Kyushu whenever possible for their fun and experience. We all love traveling after all. I am looking forward to showing you around our hometown soon!                                                                                                                                  

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