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Updated:September 17, 2014

Sakura (March, 28 UP)

Cherry Blossom Information

There are many places notable for cherry blossoms in Chiba prefecture, and parks and castles can be enjoyed together with the sight of cherry blossoms. 

The peak periods for viewing cherry blossoms that we will introduce here are simply estimates.

1.Inohana Park (Chiba city)

In early April, the “Chiba Castle Cherry Blossom Festival” is conducted.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 100 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), etc.)

-Location: 1-6, Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba city

-Access: Take Keisei Bus bound for Daigaku Byoin from JR Chiba Station, get off at the bus stop Kyodokan, and 2 minutes’ walk.

2.Chiba Port Park (Chiba city)

The cherry trees (flower tunnel) bordering the promenade in the park is well worth viewing.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 730 trees (cherry blossom variety: Oshima Cherry (Prunus speciosa))

-Location: 1, Chuoko, Chuo-ku, Chiba city

-Access: Take JR Keiyo Line or the Chiba Urban Monorail, get off at Chiba Minato Station, and 15 minutes’ walk.

3.Aobanomori Park (Chiba city)

There are many varieties and blooming time differs, enabling visitors to enjoy flower viewing for a long time.

-Peak period: from late March to late April

-Scale: about 1,500 trees (about 80 varieties)

-Location: 977-1, Aoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Chiba city

-Access: Get off at Keisei Chibadera Station, and 10 minutes’ walk.

4.Showanomori (Chiba city)

In the 2.5 ha flower-viewing square, there are about 250 cherry trees. Being among the “100 top city parks in Japan,” Showanomori has a rich natural environment.

-Peak period: early April

-Scale: about 600 trees (cherry tree varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Sato Cherry (Prunus lannesiana), Shidare Cherry (Prunus spachiana))

-Location: 22, Tokecho, Midori-ku, Chiba city

-Access: Take Chiba Chuo Bus bound for Asumigaoka Brand-New Mall?? from the south exit of JR Sotobo Line Toke Station, get off at Showanomori Nishi, and 7 minutes’ walk.

5.Izumi Nature Park (Chiba city)

The flower-viewing square and the field of grass are highlights. From late March to early April, dogtooth violet can also be enjoyed. Recognized as one of the “top 100 places noted for cherry blossom-viewing.”

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 1,500 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Shidare Cherry (Prunus spachiana), Hill Cherry (Prunus serrulata), Sato Cherry (Prunus lannesiana))

-Location: 108, Norocho, Wakaba-ku, Chiba city

-Access: Take the No. 10 bus stop Chiba Flower Bus bound for Naruto or for Nakano Soshajo from JR Sobu Line Chiba Station, get off at the entrance of Izumi Park, and 10 minutes’ walk.

6.Satomi Park (Ichikawa city)

A representative park known for cherry blossoms in Ichikawa city, Satomi Park is located on a highland of Kohnodai and Edo River is seen below. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the “flower-viewing” period, lights are illuminated, enabling visitors to enjoy even the nocturnal view of cherry blossoms.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 260 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Sato Cherry (Prunus lannesiana), Oshima Cherry (Prunus speciosa))

-Location: 3-9-1, Kohnodai, Ichikawa city

-Access: Take a bus bound for Matsudo Station (through Yagiri) from Keisei Kohnodai Station, get off at Kokuritu Kohnodai Hospital, and 5 minutes’ walk.

7.Tokyo Metropolitan Yahashira Cemetery Park (Matsudo city)

The rows of cherry trees in the Fureai square and those around the green space of the graveyard area, in the park, are really impressive. The “Memorial Park Cherry Blossom Festival” is also planned to take place.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 1000 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), etc.)

-Location: Oimatsu, Tanakashinden, Matsudo city

-Access: Take Matsudo Shinkeisei Bus from Shinkeisei Yahashira Station, get off at Yahashira Reien, and a few minutes’ walk.

8.Shimizu Park (Noda city)

At Shimizu Park, which is one of the “top 100 places noted for cherry blossom-viewing,” there are many sights to be seen, including cherry trees that are over 100 years old, rows of cherry trees along the roads, and the cherry blossom tunnel. The “Cherry Blossom Festival” takes place from late March until early April.

-Peak period: early April

-Scale: about 2,000 trees (cherry blossom varieties: about 50 varieties; Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) accounts for 90%.)

-Location: 906, Shimizu, Noda city

-Access: Take the Tobu Noda Line, get off at Shimizu Park, and 5 minutes’ walk.

9.Akebonoyama Park (Kashiwa city)

The “Cherry Blossom Festival” is planned to be conducted in early April.

-Peak period: early April

-Scale: about 500 trees (cherry blossom variety: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis))

-Location: Fuse, Kashiwa city

-Access: Take a bus bound for Akebonoyama Nogyo Koen Iriguchi, from the north exit of JR Joban Line Abiko Station, get off at the last stop, and 7 minutes’ walk.

10.Prefectural Kashiwanoha Park (Kashiwa city)

Various cherry blossoms bloom one after another, centered on the cherry blossom square. Cherry trees are also in the Japanese garden and you can enjoy a large variety of flowers, such as Thunberg’s Meadowsweet (Spiraea thunbergii) and Golden Bells (F. suspensa) while walking inside the park.

-Peak period: from late March to mid-April

-Scale: about 800 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Hill Cherry (Prunus serrulata), etc.)

-Location: 4-1, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa city

-Access: Take Tsukuba Express, get off at Kashiwanoha Campus Station, and about 20 minutes’ walk. Alternatively, take the Tobu Bus bound for the National Cancer Center or the west exit of Kashiwanoha Campus Station from the bus stop No. 2 at the west exit of JR Joban Line Kashiwa Station; get off at the Kashiwanoha Park Chuo or Mitsui Jutaku-mae.

11.Tsurumai Park (Ichihara city)

“Tsurumai Flower Festival” is planned to take place according to the blooming period, from late March until early April.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 1,000 trees (cherry blossom variety: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis))

-Location: Tsurumai, Ichihara city

-Access: Take the Kominato Line, get off at Tsurumai Station, and 30 minutes’ walk.

12.Sawara Park (Katori city)

From April 1 (Tue.) to 15 (Tue.), “Cherry Blossom Festival” will take place in the park decorated with Japanese lanterns and paper-covered lamps, and the cherry trees will be illuminated during nighttime.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 200 trees (cherry blossom variety: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis))

-Location: 1020, Sawara i, Katori city

-Access: Get off at JR Narita Line Sawara Station, and 5 minutes’ walk.

13.Shiroyama Park (Katori city)

At the “Cherry Blossom and Azalea Festival,” from March 25 (Tue.) to May 6 (Tue., holiday), the illumination at Akabashi, which starts at 18:00, is the highlight of the event. On Saturdays and Sundays from March 29 (Sat.) until April 6 (Sun.), a variety of events will be held, including Japanese harp performances, outdoor tea ceremonies, urban area mini tours, flower-viewing concerts, flea markets, etc.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 1,000 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Shidare Cherry (Prunus spachiana), etc.)

-Location: 4780-1, Omigawa, Katori city

-Access: Get off at JR Narita Line Omigawa Station, and 15 minutes’ walk.

14.Sanrizuka Memorial Park (Narita city)

In the park are the Goryo Bokujo Memorial Hall and the honored guest hall, which was used as a place of lodging for the imperial family.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 150 trees (cherry blossom variety: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis))

-Location: 1-34, Sanrizuka Goryo, Narita city

-Access: Take the JR Bus bound for Sanrizuka or Yoka Ichiba from JR Narita Line Narita Station, get off at Sanrizuka Goryo, and 3 minutes’ walk.

15.Sakurano Yama (Narita city)

Located on a hill on the northern end of the 4,000 m runway of Narita Airport, you can view the departure and arrival of airplanes from under the cherry trees.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 300 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Hill Cherry (Prunus serrulata), Shidare Cherry (Prunus spachiana))

-Location: 1338-1, Aza Yamanodai??, Komaino, Narita city

-Access: Get off at JR Narita Line Narita Station, walk ten minutes to Narita Shiyakusho, take the community bus Tsubuura route from Narita Shiyakusho-mae, and get off at Sakurano Yama Park.

16.Naritasan Shinshoji Temple (Narita city)

The area below Heiwa-no Daitou (Peace Pagoda) is a spectacular view. In early April, the birth of Buddha is celebrated with the “Flower Festival Parade.”

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 350 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Shidare Cherry (Prunus spachiana))

-Location: 1 Narita, Narita city

-Access: Get off at JR Narita Line Narita Station or Keisei Narita Station, and 10 minutes’ walk.

17.Sogo Reido Sanctuary (Narita city)

The cherry blossoms here and at Okuyama are a must-see.

-Peak period: from late March to early May

-Scale: about 300 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Hill Cherry (Prunus serrulata), Botan Cherry (Prunus lannesiana))

-Location: 1-588, Sogo, Narita city

-Access: Get off at Keisei Sogo Sando Station, and 15 minutes’ walk.

18.Narita Yume Bokujo (Narita city)

The “cherry blossom tunnel” next to the Big Barn?? is the highlight.

-Peak period: from late March to early May

-Scale: about 300 trees (cherry blossom variety: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis))

-Place: 730, Nagi, Narita city

-Admission fees: 1,200 yen for junior high school students or above, 700 yen for age 3 years or above, 1,500 yen for large dogs, 1,000 yen for middle and small dogs

-Access: Get off at JR Narita Line Namegawa Station, and 10 minutes by the free shuttle bus.

19.Sakura Castle Park (Sakura city)

From late March to early April, the “Citizens’ Cherry Blossom Festival” is conducted. The park will be illuminated with paper lanterns, enabling visitors to enjoy a nocturnal view of the cherry blossoms.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 930 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), etc.)

-Location: No street number, Jounaimachi, Sakura city

-Access: Get off at JR Sobu Honsen Sakura Station or Keisei Sakura Station, and 20 minutes’ walk.

20.Mobara Park (Mobara city)

At Mobara Park, which is among the “top 100 places noted for cherry blossom-viewing,” the “Cherry Blossom Festival” will be conducted from April 1 (Tue.) to 15 (Tue.). The combination of Bentendou, which floats on Benten Lake, and the cherry blossoms, which decorate the surroundings, forms an exquisite view and the trees are illuminated during nighttime.

-Peak period: early April

-Scale: about 2,850 trees (cherry blossom varieties: 2,250 Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) trees, Winter Cherry (Prunus x parvifolia), etc.)

-Location: 1325-1, Takashi, Mobara city

-Access: From JR Sotobo Line Mobara Station, take a bus bound for Otaki, get off at Nishimachi, and 15 minutes’ walk; or, take a bus for Chonan, get off at Sougenji, and 10 minutes’ walk.

21.Mobara City Himeharu-no Sato (Mobara city)

-Peak period: from the end of March to early April

-Scale: about 206 trees (cherry tree varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Shidare Cherry (Prunus spachiana))

-Location: 1076-1, Kaminagayoshi, Mobara city

-Admission fees: July through March / 400 yen for adults, 300 yen for elementary and junior high school students April through June / 500 yen for adults, 400 yen for elementary and junior high school students

-Access: Get off at JR Sotobo Line Mobara Station, and 10 minutes by taxi.

22.Hakkaku Lakeside (Tougane city)

Hakkaku Lakeside and Sanoudai Park are worth viewing. Various events, including a fireworks exhibition, will be conducted on April 5 (Sat.) (to be postponed to April 6 in the case of poor weather).

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 1,000 trees (cherry blossom variety: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis))

-Location: Tougane, Tougane city

-Access: Get off at JR Tougane Line Tougane Station, and 5 minutes’ walk.

23.Fureai Sakataike Park (Yokoshibahikarimachi)

A walkway and a flower-viewing square are established near the pond – taking a stroll while enjoying the sight of the cherry blossoms is recommended. Also, there is a 1 km row of 300 cherry trees along the central irrigation channel alongside Yokoshiba Elementary School, and the illuminated cherry blossoms at night is fantastic.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 250 trees (cherry tree varieties: 180 Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) trees, 40 Sato Cherry (Prunus lannesiana) trees, 30 Shidare Cherry (Prunus spachiana) trees)

-Location: Sakataike, Yokoshibahikarimachi, Sanbu-gun

-Access: Get off at JR Sobu Honsen Yokoshiba Station, and 25 minutes’ walk, or take Junkan Bus Junkan Yokoshiba-go and get off at Fureai Sakataike Park.

24.Shidare Cherry at Chokoji Temple (Sammu city)

This Shidare Cherry, which is said to be over 300 years old, is a very dignified tree of about 15m in height and about 5m in stem diameter. There is the Myosenji nearby, which is also well known for Shidare Cherry.

-Peak period: late March to early April

-Scale: 1 Shidare Cherry (Prunus spachiana) tree (over 300 years old)

-Location: Haniya, Sammu city

-Access: Take the Chiba Flower Bus bound for Narutou from JR Sobu Honsen Yachimata Station, get off at Myosenji, and 10 minutes’ walk.

25.Kasamori Kannon (Chounanmachi)

On April 8 (Tue.), the “Flower Festival” will be conducted and sweet tea will be served. Hanamomo (Prunus persica) can also be appreciated.

- Peak period: early April

-Scale: about 120 trees (cherry tree varieties: about 20 trees on the premises, and about 100 trees on Kannonyama; Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Hill Cherry (Prunus serrulata), Shidare Cherry (Prunus spachiana), Gioiko (Cerasus lannesiana), etc.)

-Location: 302, Kasamori, Chonanmachi, Chosei-gun

-Access: Take Kominato Bus bound for Ushiku Station from JR Sotobo Line Mobara Station, get off at Kasamori, and 5 minutes’ walk.

26.Shiroyama Park (Tateyama city)

On the mountaintop, there is a castle tower-style branch museum, and the whole urban area centered on Kagamigaura can be seen from the castle tower.

-Peak period: from mid-February to the end of April

-Scale: 3 Kan Cherry (Prunus x kanzakura) trees (from the middle to end of February), 30 Kanhi Cherry (Prunus campanulate) trees (from the middle to end of March), 553 Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) trees (from late March to early April), 36 Hill Cherry (Prunus serrulata) trees (from late March to early April), 3 Shidare Cherry (Prunus spachiana) trees (from late March to early April), 10 Yae Cherry (Prunus donarium) trees (from the middle to end of April)

-Location: 362, Tateyama, Tateyama city

-Access: From JR Uchibo Line Tateyama Station, take the JR Bus bound for Sunosaki or the Nitto Bus for Tateyama Kokutai, get off at Shiroyama Koen-mae, and 10 minutes’ walk.

27.Ohtayama Park (Kisarazu city)

In early April, the “Kinrin?? Festival” will be conducted. The entire mountaintop known as “Love Forest” from the Yamatotakerunomikoto legend will turn pink with the cherry blossoms. From late March to early April, the trees will be illuminated, and the night views of not only Kisarazu but also Yokohama on the opposite bank across Tokyo Bay can be commanded from Kimisarazu Tower on top of Mt. Ohta.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 400 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Oshima Cherry (Prunus speciosa), Shidare Cherry (Prunus spachiana), Sato Cherry (Prunus lannesiana))

-Location: 2-16, Ohta, Kisarazu city

-Access: Get off at the east exit of JR Uchibo Line Kisarazu Station, and 15 minutes’ walk.

28.Kururi Castle (Kimitsu city)

The areas around the tower of Kururi Castle and the parking lot of the reference library are the highlights.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: about 220 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Hill Cherry (Prunus serrulata), Oshima Cherry (Prunus speciosa))

-Location: Aza Uchiyama, Kururi, Kimitsu city

-Access: Get off at JR Kururi Line Kururi Station, and 35 minutes’ walk.

29.Mother Farm (Futtsu city)

The “large flower slope in the east” and “large flower slope in the west” areas are worth seeing. Three million rape blossoms can also be enjoyed until mid-April.

-Peak period: early April

-Scale: about 2,000 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), Oshima Cherry (Prunus speciosa), Yae Cherry (Prunus donarium), etc.)

-Location: 940-3, Takura, Futtsu city

-Admission fees: 1,500 yen for junior high school students or above, 800 yen for children age four or above

-Access: 20 minutes by the Amaha Nitto Bus from JR Uchibo Line Sanukimachi Station, and get off at Mother Farm.

30.Mangi Castle Park (Isumi City)

Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed from the observation deck of the castle tower.

-Peak period: from late March to early April

-Scale: 200 trees (cherry blossom varieties: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis), etc.)

-Location: area extending from Mangi, Isumi city

-Access: Get off at Isumi Railway Kuniyoshi Station, and 10 minutes by taxi.