Kawazu-Zakura Cherry Blossoms

Kawazu-Zakura Cherry Blossoms © Iry

Kawazu-Zakura Cherry Blossoms

These are cherry trees that bloom from late February to early March. These trees were discovered in 1955 and were named after the town of Kawazu in Shizuoka Prefecture. Every year, a sakura festival is held in the town of Kawazu. Compared to the Someyoshino cherry tree which blooms at the end of March and lasts one week only, Kawazu-Zakura blooms for almost one month.

The trees are planted around the station and along the Kawazu-gawa River, which is definitely a feast for the eyes. During the cherry blossom festival, you can eat seafood and local delicacies and in the evening sakura trees are lit up, creating a magical atmosphere.

There are also hot springs in Kawazu, where you can soak while admiring the cherry blossoms.


Train: Kawazu Station on Izu Express is the nearest.

Car: 90 min from Numazu IC on Tomei Expressway or 2 hours and 30 minutes from Atsugi IC. A parking lot is available.

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Sights Kawazu-Zakura Cherry Blossoms (河津桜)
Address 155-2 Hama, Kawazu-cho, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka
Phone / Fax Phone: 0558-32-0290 / Fax: 0558-34-0864
Duration 90Minutes
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

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