Seeing cherry blossoms is often on the wish list for visitors to Japan, and they come early in the town of Matsuda in Kanagawa Prefecture. The Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival has been held for almost a quarter of a century, and showcases early-blooming kawazuzakura alongside vibrant yellow rapeseed flowers. The colorful combination is a sure sign that spring is on the way!
Another incentive to visit this cherry blossom festival is the incredible view of Mount Fuji you can get from Nishihirabatake Park on clear days.
The event does have an admission fee, which is ¥300 for adults (18+), and ¥100 for children between 6 and 17 years old.