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Kawazu-zakura Matsuri

Kawazu's most famous cherry blossom festival

With around 8,000 cherry trees mostly located along the Kawazu River, the Kawazu Sakura Festival (Kawazu-zakura Matsuri) is one of Japan’s most famous places for early cherry blossom viewing or hanami. Located on the Izu Peninsula, Kawazu and its Sakura festival attract almost 2 million visitors each year from mid-February through mid-March.

According to the residents of Kawazu, the first early blooming cherry trees were discovered in the 1950s and since then the Kawazu residents have worked hard to systematically plant more of these trees across the city and along the river.

Finally if you are planning to visit the Kawazu Sakura Festival, we would highly recommend you get there as early as you can in order to avoid the amazing crowds that this place is attracting every day!

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Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Feb 1st - Feb 29th

Each year between February and March, Kawazu on the Izu Peninsula hosts the Kawazu Sakura Festival, one of Japan's most unique..

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Nga Nguyễn a year ago
The scenery is so amazing
Elena Lisina 3 years ago
Gorgeous views! Thanks!
Dillon Hinchliffe 8 years ago
It's amazing that you were nearly the only one around in such a beautiful spot! I appreciate the gorgeous shots you captured! Thank you for the article!
Gonzague Gay-Bouchery Videographer 8 years ago
Hi, thanks! Well the reason is rather simple. I started shooting this video at around 6am!!!