Shiraishi River白石川堤一目千本桜

To see one thousand cherry blossom trees at a glance is the pitch of Shiraishi River. The Zao Mountain Range provides a dramatic backdrop for enjoying full bloom by having a bento boxed lunch under the blooming trees, sitting on a rickshaw or taking Japanese-style houseboat.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 1,200

The age of trees: 80 years

Variety: Yoshino cherry, Double-Flowering cherry, and the Sendai Yoshino cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Shiraishi River

Cherry blossom viewing period: early to mid April

Best time to view in 2019: mid April

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


Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 3 to 18

How to visit

Access: Walk for 3 minutes from JR Ogawara Station.
Address: Oya, Ogawara, Shibata District, Miyagi Prefecture
Japanese address: 宮城県柴田郡大河原町金ケ瀬~柴田町船岡土手内

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