Feb/8 - Mar/8, 2020 Matsuda Sakura Festival4.0
from 2/8 '20 to 3/8 '20
Kawazu-sakura (Kawazu-zakura) is a type of early-blooming sakura cherry trees, blooming from around early-February.
Izu Peninsula is the most famous place for Kawazu-sakura in Japan, yet Matsuda Town of Kanagawa Prefecture is also a good spot for viewing Kawazu-sakura near Tokyo.
Matsuda Sakura Festival is held annually from early-February to early-March. Approximately 360 pink kawazu-sakura trees cover the slope of Mt. Matsuda, and the contrast between the pink early- blooming cherry blossoms and yellow rapeseed flowers is simply stunning.
During the festival period, there are a local market, food stalls, a mini-train, a giant slide, and music performances. Kids would have fun all the day long. Besides, you can enjoy viewing the illuminated sakura trees at night.
From the Herb Garden in Nishihirabatake Park, you can see a panoramic view of Sagami Bay, Hakone Mountains, Ashigara Plain, and Mt.Fuji as well.
Venue : Nishihirabatake Park
Address : 2951 Matsuda Soryo, Matsuda Town, Ashigarakami District, Kanagawa
Access : a 15-min walk from Matsuda Station or Shin-Matsuda Station
By Car : a 10-min drive from Ooi-Matsuda IC
Fee : 200 yen *15 and younger : free
Shuttle Bus : Nishihirabatake Park⇔Matsuda Station Adult : 160 yen, Child : 80 yen
*only Sat & Sun
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Purposeshould go,easily accessible,,night view,nature,family,mountain climbing,cherry blossom viewing,sightseeing,let's hang out!,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Shin-Matsuda Sta. (about 800m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.04 months ago
A very good spot for enjoying cherry blossoms. Most of the cherry blossoms are the quite-pink type. Go further uphill you'll find a flower garden (300 yen entrance fee) that offers a way better scenery than the crowded area close to the entrance where a bunch of people are taking photos all over the place. They also sell some local oranges there at the garden!
4.011 months ago
Beautiful location and a lovely day. Unfortunately the strong winds mean sakura falls quickly, but a beautiful sight all the same!
4.011 months ago
You can see very beautiful Mt.Fuji from here. Of course! When sunny day only.
5.0in the last week
So good to be here
5.011 months ago
Very beautiful. But the walk from station is around 1km with steep route.