Hitome Senbonzakura Festival

The view of a thousand cherry trees in Miyagi

Apr 7th
Apr 21st
Venue: Shiroishi Riverside and Funaoka Castle Ruins Park, Miyagi When: Apr 7th - Apr 21st 2021

There are a plethora of phenomenal spots to enjoy cherry blossom season in Japan, and one of Miyagi Prefecture's best is the Hitome Senbonzakura Festival. The annual event celebrates the beauty of ​​1,200 cherry trees along the Shiroishi Riverside and 1,300 cherry trees at Funaoka Castle Ruins Park. Around this area there are a number of vantage points that are seen as the best viewing spots for the blossoms, including the Shiroishi River Sen-ou Park, Niragamizeki Weir, and the Mount Niragami Observation Platform.

The cherry blossoms here are typically at full bloom around the mid-April timeframe, but do check the official event website closer to the season for a definite confirmation.

Admission to the festival is free of charge.

Getting there

The Hitome Senbonzakura Festival area can be accessed within easy walking distance from either Ogawara Station or Funaoka Station on the Tohoku Main Line. For those planning to drive, on-site parking is available.

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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
Wonderful view with mountains! I wish it was a bit warmer that time of a year! :)
Kim Author 2 months ago
I love the mountain view too!