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Kokubu River Cherry Blossom Festival 2025

A sakura event known for its friendly and warm atmosphere

Venue: Kokubu River When: Late Mar 2025
Japan's cherry blossom events generally rely on the Japan Meteorological Agency's forecasts. Since blossom dates are subject to change, please always check the venue's official site before you visit 🌸

The Kokubu River Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual event that takes place in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture, and it's known for being a sakura event with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The blossoming trees stretch all the way from Reimei Bridge to Shishimai Bridge, and they're complemented by the vivid yellows of nanohana flowers also in bloom.

Alongside all of the floral beauty to appreciate, visitors can also enjoy music performances from local junior high school brass bands and a variety of market stalls. The area is also a popular spot for birdwatching, with white herons and ducks frequenting the riverbank.

The event itself has no admission fee, but do bring yen if you plan on making any purchases from vendors. Please note the event may be canceled or have elements amended in the case of inclement weather.

Getting there

The event takes place between Reimei Bridge and Shishimai Bridge in Chiba's Matsudo City. Matsudo Station is served by the JR Joban Line and the Shin-Keisei Line.

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