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Row of cherry blossom trees of Hinokinai river
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©AFLO, Hideki Nawate
There are 400 Somei-yoshino (Cerasus) cherry blossom trees, which were planted for the current emperor's birthday in 1934. They bloom beautifully along the river for about 2km. These old trees are well-taken care of, and many tourists visit to see them bloom every year.
Ogata, Kakunodatemachi, Senboku, Akita
Night time lighting-up of cherry blossom treesFrom the middle of April to the beginning of May Sunset-24:00
At night, cherry blossom trees along the river are illuminated beautifully. Nearby are the residences of samurai, equally as famous as the cherry blossoms, so you can enjoy different atmospheres.
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