Hinokinai Riverbank桧木内川堤

As another one of Japan’s top 100 sakura viewing sights in Kakunodate, 400 cherry blossom trees were planted to celebrate emperor Akihito’s birthday in 1934. The 2km long sakura tunnel along the Hinokinai riverbank is just a 10-minute walk from Samurai residence street.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 400

The age of trees: 85 years

Variety: Yoshino cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Hinokinai Riverbank

Cherry blossom viewing period: late April to early May

Best time to view in 2019: late April to early May

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 20 to May 5


Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 20 to May 5

How to visit

Access: A 20-minute walk or a short taxi ride from JR Kakunodate Station.
Address: Kakunodate-cho, Senboku-shi, Akita
Japanese address: 秋田県仙北市角館町 桧木内川堤

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