Feb/ - Mar/, 2020 Yoritomo Sakura Festival

Sightseeing information about Feb/ - Mar/, 2020 Yoritomo Sakura Festival in Japan.

Feb/ - Mar/, 2020 Yoritomo Sakura Festival3.5

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 from 2/20 '21 to 3/13 '21


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-late - March -early
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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Purposehealth,night view,nature,Seasonal Flowers,cherry blossom viewing
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5.0in the last week

park around dam is large. many parking spots around. ideal place for hanami.

4.0a year 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.

4.0a month ago

Sakuma Dam Lake Water Park is known as a famous place for cherry blossoms.
On the other hand, there is [Kuzure Narcissus] in the nearest place, and you can think of it as almost the same tourist area.
Therefore, I would like to visit not only during the cherry blossom season, but also for winter sightseeing where daffodils are in full bloom.
In this place rich in nature, you can see not only cherry blossoms and daffodils, but also various flowers throughout the year.

The image is inland on the Boso Peninsula, but it is located about 10 km from the seaside of Uchibo.
It is also not inconvenient to stop by on the way to Uchibo after going sightseeing in the direction of Kamogawa in Sotobo.

3.0in the last week

I thought that Kawazu cherry blossoms were more crowded.
Anyway, the water level is too low, so I pray for an early recovery.
There are many daffodils. There is also plum.
There are many Yoshino cherry trees or cherry trees, so you can expect it.
The restroom was in good condition and kept clean.