Minami Hadano Village Cherry Blossom Festival 2025

A spring tradition at Izumo Taisha Sagami Branch Shrine

Venue: Izumo Taisha Sagano Branch Shrine When: Late Mar - Mid Apr 2025

The Izumo Taisha Sagami Branch Shrine has been located in Kanagawa's Hadano City since 1888, and it's an offshoot of the famous Izumo Taisha Shrine in Shimane Prefecture. The shrine grounds themselves are home to plenty of blossoming beauty during spring, including an impressively large sakura tree, plus the venue is located close to the Hadano Sakura Michi, a 6.2 kilometer-long stretch of around 700 cherry blossom trees.

When the trees are at their best, the Minami Hadano Village Cherry Blossom Festival takes place–this is typically around the late March through mid-April timeframe based on previous years. Along with all of the floral splendor to enjoy at the shrine and surrounds, there will be limited-time goshuin (shrine stamps), evening sakura illuminations, and local vendors selling a variety of products.

Photo: Izumo Taisha Religious Corporation Sagami Branch Shrine

There is no admission fee to enjoy the atmosphere of the event, but bring yen if you plan on making any purchases.

Getting there

Izumo Taisha Sagami Branch Shrine is in walking distance from Hadano Station or Shibusawa Station on the Odakyu Line.

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