Feb/10 - Mar/10/2019 Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival4.1
from 2/10 '19 to 3/10 '19
The Kawazu-zakura cherry blossoms have become famous as the earliest blooming cherry blossoms around Tokyo areas. Kawazu-zakura bloom from early-February until early-March, while sakura bloom in Tokyo between late March and early April.
The outstanding characteristics of Kawazu-zakura are its large petals and the bright pink color. There are 8,000 cherry trees in Kawazu.
"The Kawazu-zakura Cherry Blossom Festival" is held during the blooming season and visited by a million of Japanese and foreign tourists. During the festival, there are a lot of food stands and souvenir shops so you can enjoy having local specialty.
Besides viewing Kawazu-zakura, you can also have the "Hot Spring Foot Bath" experience. Only by soaking your feet in the hot spring bath, you will be able to feel warm throughout your whole body. There are three Foot Bath spots in the festival area. "The Sakura Foot Bath"(9:00-17:00), "The Hosen Foot Bath", "Saburo Kawazu's Foot Bath" are good spots of viewing sakura while taking foot bath.
At night, light displays are set up each evening from 18:00-21:00 to illuminate the trees. Kawazu-zakura are planted on both side of sidewalk, it is called Cherry Blossom Tunnel, which fold over one and half mile long path, creating a tunnel-like effect. Especially at night, it provides an astonishing view for the visitors, much different than the one that can be seen during the day.
Dates: February 10 (Sun.) - March 10 (Sun.)
Place: Along the Kawazu River
Access: Kawazu Sta. on the Izukyu Railway Line
PurposeFestivals,,Gourmet,nature,Seasonal Flowers,Japanese resort,cherry blossom viewing,sightseeing,let's hang out!,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Kawazu sta. (about 200m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.04 weeks ago
This is the place to come for a massive row of early blooming cherry blossoms (mid-Feb to early March). It has a row of stalls during this period selling snacks and hot food. A good place to stroll along at lunch time and take plenty of photos. Parking near the venue is paid (700 yen) and can get chaotic with the crowds during blooming season
5.02 weeks ago
Absolutely epic place..
You can came with your family, and take many of picture..
The street food is realy good and many variations..
Very clean and good..
I love the smell and nice air in here..
5.0a week ago
A nice and lovely place to see blooming of sakura in early of February. You can see lovely sakura along the way in riverside. The place is easy to catch, just out side of the train station. And completed with many tenants where we can find anything to buy, like fish, orange, food, etc.
4.02 weeks ago
Beautiful place in Feb and Mar! Highly recommend to visit by train. Really difficult to find parking lots...
5.03 weeks ago
The commute from Shinjuku to Kawazu took about 2.5-3 hours. I went there on 25 Feb 2019 and there’re massive row of blossoming cherry blossoms all over the place! The path is long enough for you to take a lot of photos. And during this period, from February to early March, many snacks and shops are opened to celebrate the blossoming of sakura. The pink fish-like red bean snacks is a must-eat! You can probably spend around 2 hours in this area.
P.S. make sure to check the train schedule before leaving as there will be no more fast train after around 4pm.