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Kitakami Tenshochi Cherry Blossom Festival
Selected as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots and Top Three Cherry Blossom Spots in Michinoku, the riverbank of Kitakami river has one of the best cherry blossoms in the Tohoku region. The festival is held here every year. The park occupies an area of 293-hectare and has over 10,000 trees of 150 different species. The 2-km stretch of cherry trees along the Kitakami River draws a huge crowd every year. The cherry trees are illuminated at night and its reflection on the river is especially stunning.
Tachibana, Kitakami, Iwate
Every year from April 15 to May 5 *Please check official website for date and light-up time
15 minutes by local bus from JR Kitakami Station to Tenshochi. It is a 1-minute from there.
15 minutes from Kitakami-Ezuriko IC on Tohoku Expressway.
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