JR Funaoka Station, and the next stop on the line, JR Ogawara Station, are starting poinst to explore the beautiful 1,000 Cherry Trees at a Glance on the Shiroishi River bank. Big Sakura Festivals are held between these two stations, and many people get together to enjoy a beautiful scenery stretching alongside the Shiroishi River. The riverbank is just a stone's throw away from this charming station, and there is even a nice, cozy cafe on the way to the riverbank where you can take a break before/after enjoying a leisurely walk to admire gorgeous cherry blossoms. It's only 30 minutes train ride from Sendai and an hour from Fukushima.
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.