How to see cherry blossoms in February 

How to see cherry blossoms in February

Kawazu zakura in Yoyogi Park 2023 9th February

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Reasons to travel Japan

There are many reasons to travel to Japan. 

Natural beauty, Japanese foods, historical heritage, hot spring experiences, anime, manga, many theme parks…

But the one thing everyone wants to see at least once is the cherry blossoms.

The best time


The best time to see the cherry blossoms is usually from March 25 to the first week of April.

Even the Japanese who see them every year start broadcasting on TV in the latter half of February about how the cherry blossoms are expected to bloom this year.

However, not everyone can come to Japan at this time of the year.

There are many people who come to Japan in February and March but return before the cherry blossoms bloom.

Kawazu zakura, early blooming cherry blossom

Kawazu zakura

However, there is an early-blooming type of cherry blossom in Japan called Kawazu-zakura.

Which begins blooming as early as mid-February and can be seen until mid-March.

Kawazu-zakura are originally grown in Kawazu town on the Izu Peninsula, 150km south of Tokyo.

It has pink-colored petals and blooms longer than Someiyoshino, the most common cherry tree in Japan.

This cherry tree was designated as the town symbol tree of Izu Kawazu town in 1975.

Kawazu zakura in Tokyo area

Here are the places where Kawazu-zakura can be seen in Tokyo and its suburbs.

1:Yoyogi Park, 5 minutes walk from Harajuku entrance, 10 trees

2:Kiba Park, Oyokogawa River, 105 kawazu cherry trees

3:Miura Kaigan, Komatsugaike Park
10 minutes walk from Keikyu Miura Kaigan Station, 1000 kawazu cherry trees

4:Matsudayama, 160 yen shuttle bus from Odakyu Shin-Matsuda Station, 25 minute walk, 360 Kawazu cherry trees, Weather permitting, Mt.Fuji can be seen.

Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival
February 11-March 12, 2023

There are two venues for the Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival.

Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival, 300 yen admission fee
Agri-Park Festival, 300 yen admission fee

If you want to see cherry blossoms in Japan at this time of the year, these are the place to go.

You can see the essence of cherry blossoms season of Japan!

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