Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival

1400 cherry blossom trees on the banks of the Gojo River

Late Mar
Early Apr
Venue: Iwakura, Aichi, Japan When: Late Mar - Early Apr 2022

From late March to early April each year, the banks of the Gojo River in Iwakura come alive with the color of 1400 cherry trees in bloom. An annual festival is held to celebrate their ethereal beauty, and it also typically includes evening illuminations (up until 9 pm), parades, crafts, and cultural performances.

Like all flower events, the official dates can be subject to change from year-to-year depending on blooming conditions. It's advisable to check the official event website before attending for a definite confirmation.

Admission to the festival is free of charge.

Getting there

The Iwakura Cherry Blossom Festival can be accessed within around 5 minutes on foot from Iwakura Station, which is served by the Meitetsu Inuyama Line.

For those planning to drive there is parking available on site, but it does tend to fill up quickly during sakura season. As a result, public transport is highly recommended whenever possible.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elena Lisina 2 months ago
I like the views of sakura with water nearby - so beautiful!