Explore colorful cherry blossoms from World Heritage Sites to local parks
Cherry blossoms shine in historic landscapes, and cherry blossoms that bloom beautifully in nature. We will introduce a selection of famous spots from among the many cherry blossom spots.
Sakura, a World Heritage Site
A stunning contrast between the vermilion-lacquered historical buildings and the cherry blossoms! Feel spring at Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima is home to Itsukushima Shrine, a well-known World Heritage Site. It is famous as a famous spot for autumn leaves, but in fact it is also a famous spot for cherry blossoms. There are 1,900 cherry blossoms on the island, mainly around Itsukushima Shrine, and the best time to see them is from March to April! The scenery of the Seto Inland Sea shining in spring sunlight as a canvas, and buildings such as World Heritage sites are colored with cherry blossoms, is something that can only be experienced in Miyajima at this time of year. The collaboration between the vermilion-lacquered five-storied pagoda and the cherry blossoms gives you a luxurious feeling of cherry blossom viewing.
Kiyomori Festival ~ Gorgeous costume procession that reproduces the visit to Itsukushima Shrine by the Heike family ~
In memory of Taira no Kiyomori, it is an event that reproduces the appearance of the Heike family dressing up gorgeously and making a pilgrimage procession. The gorgeous procession where about 150 attendees, from small children to adults, parade around the island wearing the costumes of warlords and kodatsu of the Heike family at that time, is worth seeing.
Sakura in Hiroshima Town
Numerous cherry blossom viewing spots that are loved by children in Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Hiroshima Mint Hiroshima Branch Office are famous places for hanami that Hiroshima children enjoy in the city. At Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, where the World Heritage Site is located, there are about 300 cherry trees, cherry trees along the Ota River and Hiroshima Castle in full bloom. If you want to take a leisurely look at it, it is also recommended to look at the cherry blossom trees from the river cruise. The Hiroshima branch office of the Japan Mint Bureau, which is known as a famous spot for late blooming double cherry blossoms, has about 240 cherry trees of about 60 varieties, including rare varieties that can only be found here. Bonbori lights up after sunset, and you can enjoy the passage of the illuminated cherry blossoms at night. If you want to enjoy cherry-blossom viewing with your family, go to Hijiyama Park. Spread out the sheets and enjoy the cherry blossom season while eating bento boxes.
Sakura in Yamazato
Bingo Yoshino decorates the ruins of an old castle in Fukuyama
Fukuyama is located at the southeastern tip of Hiroshima prefecture. At Fukuyama Castle, where historical romance drifts, the cherry blossoms that bloom in full bloom against the backdrop of the castle, exude a Japanese atmosphere. Yoshinoyama Park in Kannabe-cho, Fukuyama is also known as “Bingo Yoshino,” a famous place for cherry blossoms. Hundreds of Yoshino cherry trees and yaezakura/wild cherry blossoms bloom in full bloom around Mt. Kobayama, where the ruins of Kannabe Castle are located at an elevation of about 130 meters, and it is crowded with many people every year. From the nearest bus stop “Kannabe Koko-mae” to the top of the mountain for about 20 minutes, it is easy to walk.
Sakura in the Seto Inland Sea
From Onomichi to Mihara and Higashi-Hiroshima.
In the area from Onomichi to Mihara and Higashihiroshima, there are many spots where you can enjoy the scenery of the archipelago while enjoying the feeling of cherry blossom viewing. In Onomichi, there is Kosanji Temple, which weaves a splendid flower pattern against the colorful pagoda, and Innoshima Park, which is designated as a national park special area, and has a beautiful sunset. It is also popular as a shooting spot. In Mihara, the Senbonzakura of the tower is a beautiful cherry blossom tunnel. At Shofukujiyama Park in Higashi-Hiroshima City, a small mountain covered with cherry blossoms is dyed pink, creating a splendid collaboration with the blue sea seen from the observatory.