Feb/15 - Mar/8, 2020 Yoritomo Sakura Festival3.5
from 2/15 '20 to 3/8 '20
Minamoto no Yoritomo was opened Kamakura Bakufunate in 13th century, and lost the battle of Ishibashiyama and fled to Awa’s Ryushima by small boat (currently known as Kyonan Town) to plan his comeback. The “Kawazu Zakura” were renamed to “Yoritomo Sakura” in honor of this historical fact, and the town is currently aiming to be Japan’s #1 Sakura viewing location, actively continuing to plant new trees.
Currently, there are 14,000 Yoritomo Sakura Trees planted in the town, with 600 trees along the Hota River, 400 trees at the Sakuma Dam Park, and 400 trees along the Sakuma River.
Each day during the festival period, Yoritomo Sakura Trees are illuminated between 6 - 8 p.m., and the 8-km long Sakura-viewing hike is held from JR Hota Station.
As the highlight of the festival, “Hota River Yoritomo Sakura Bamboo Lantern Festival” will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 15:00 to 20:00, lighting up the Sakura trees. Don't miss the otherworldly sight of the Sakura being lit up with over 2000 candles from handmade bamboo lanterns!
Dates : February 15 - March 8, 2020
Venue : Kyonan Town, Chiba Prefecture Hota River, Yoritomo Sakura-no-Sato, Sakuma Dam Park
Hota River : 10 mins by foot from Hota Station on the JR Uchibo Line, or a few mins drive from Hota Interchange
Sakuma Dam Park : 30 minutes on the town bus departing from Awa-Katsuyama Station on the JR Uchibo Line, getting off at the “Sakuma Dam Koen Iriguchi” stop
10 minutes after turning left at the light off of the Futtsu Tateyama Road Kyonan Tomiyama Interchange
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Purposenight view,nature,Seasonal Flowers,cherry blossom viewing
Airport/Sta.Yasuda Sta. (about 6km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.011 months ago
Pleasant and relaxing. Nice place to walk your dog. Cool in midsummer.
4.02 years ago
The dam is a small lake, pleasant to walk around, with lots of flowers and trees lining the banks. There are some food stalls open on the weekend and holidays. A coffee roaster up the road. It is well known for its winter jonquils and early-blooming sakura.
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