Senkoji Park千光寺

Senkoji Park is on the list of top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan because both number- 1,500 and varieties of cherry trees- some of the trees from the Miharu Takizakura in Fukushima, Jindai Cherry Tree in Yamataka and Usuzumi-zakura Cherry Tree in Gifu, which are Japan’s three oldest cherry trees. Magical night view spreads out below the observatory is considered as top 100 night views in Japan.

Admission: 550 Yen for round-trip cable

Number of sakura trees: 1,500

The age of trees:

Variety: Somei Yoshino, Weeping cherry, Double-Flowering cherry etc.

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Senkoji Park

Cherry blossom viewing period: early to mid April

Best time to view in 2019: early to mid April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): early to mid April


Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 13

How to visit

Access: Walk from JR Onomichi station for 15 minutes to Senkoji-yama station and take a cable car for 3 minutes, then you will get to Sancho summit station.
Address: 19-1, Nishi-tsuchido-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
Japanese address: 廣島縣尾道市西土堂町19-1

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