If you're after an ultra-picturesque cherry blossom spot, look no further than Nagano's Garyu Park. It was selected as one of Japan's Top 100 best cherry blossom viewing spots, and the combination of the pretty pink blooms, stunning water reflections, and the surrounding mountains are the perfect trifecta of natural beauty.
If you can't make it to the park during the day, never fear - the blooms are illuminated after dark throughout the festival season, creating a wonderfully ethereal atmosphere.
Do note that the event dates are subject to change depending on blooming conditions, and it's advisable to check the official site before attending to get a definite confirmation.
Admission to the park is free of charge.