Shizumine Furusato Park Sakura Festival

Enjoy one of Japan's top sakura spots in Ibaraki

Mid Apr
Early May
Venue: Shizumine Furusato Park, Ibaraki When: Mid Apr - Early May 2022

Shizumine Furusato Park is located in Ibaraki Prefecture, and it's one of the area's top spots to enjoy the beauty of sakura season. The park grounds are home to around 4000 cherry trees in total, with close to a 50-50 split of Yaezakura and Somei Yoshino varieties.

The Yaezakura variety are often known as late blooming cherry blossoms, and the park plays host to a sakura festival when they're at their best. The timeframe for this is usually around mid April to early May, but updates should be posted on the Naka City website closer to the season.

Admission to the park is free of charge.

Getting there

Shizumine Furusato Park is located around five minutes by taxi or a 20 minute walk from Shizu Station, served by the Keisei Electric Railway's Keisei Main Line.

For those who opt to drive, on-site parking is available and is charged at 500 yen per regular vehicle during the sakura season.

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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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Elizabeth S 2 months ago
And right around the corner from the botanical garden. It sounds like a great Sunday drive destination.
Kim Author 2 months ago
Ibaraki really is such a gem!