Matsumae Park松前公園(ソメイヨシノ)

Located in the south of Hokkaido, Matsumae Park features the earliest cherry blooming in the region. The park is not only home to many historic buildings and ruins, but one of the top 100 sakura viewing spots in Japan. Thanks to over 200 varieties of 10,000 cherry blossom trees, viewing period lasts from late April to late May. Don’t miss three 300-year-old cherry blossom trees here whose types are quite rare.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 10,000

The age of trees: 50 to 300 years

Variety: Kechimyaku-zakura, Meoto-zakura and Ezokasumi-zakura

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Matsumae Park

Cherry blossom viewing period: late April to late May

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

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 29 to May 3

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 27 to May 15

How to visit

Access: Get off at Matsumae Station about 90 minutes by bus from Mukune Station on the JR Gimpo Line, then walk for about 7 minutes.
Address: Matsushiro, Matsumae-cho, Matsumae-gun 049-1511, Hokkaido
Japanese address: 北海道松前郡松前町松城