All Top 2 Nara Cherry Blossom Viewing Attractions
Address: Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Nara
Best time to view in 2019: early April
Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): early April
Nara Cherry Blossoms Travel Guide
All About Cherry Blossoms in Nara
What to wear during cherry blossom season in Nara?
Even though the afternoon temperature in March and April can reach 13 to 20 degree celsius, you’d better wear or bring a thick coat. The temperature in the evening is just 1 to 7 degree celsius. You will definitely need to keep warm when enjoying beautiful night cherry.
What to ride to view cherry blossoms in different spots?
You can buy 1-day or 2-day bus pass to visit different attractions in Nara. 500 Yen or 1000 Yen is for 1-day pass and 1500 Yen for 2-day pass. Buy bus pass at Kintetsu Nara Bus Information Center (Nara Line House 1F), JR Nara Bus Information Center (JR Nara Sta. 2F) or travel desk in Kansai International Airport.
What do people eat at cherry blossom season?
Japanese people are keen on having picnic under cherry trees. They often bring bentos, rice balls, sushi, pickled vegetables, beer, etc. food stands provide grilled meats, fried fish, sticky rice balls and sweets. Sakura-flavoured ice cream and specialities in the season are peculiar to cherry blossom season.
Which cherry blossom viewing spots hold festivals in Nara?
13 cherry blossom viewing spots in Nara stage festivals. For example, Koriyama Castle Ruins and Sahogawa River hold festivals during sakura season which usually last from a few days to two weeks. There are performances, local food and drinks on the events.
Which cherry blossom viewing spots hold night cherry, light-up or illumination?
Around 10 cherry blossom viewing spots in Nara hold light-up, such as Koriyama Castle Ruins, Onaka Park, Mt. Yoshino, Sahogawa River, Ono-dera Temple, etc.
Where are the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Nara?
There are about 31 cherry blossom viewing spots in Nara. Nara Park, Mt. Yoshino and Koriyama Castle Ruins in the prefecture are listed as top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan. Additionally, Sky Garden Takami Sato, Sahogawa River, Onaka Park, etc. are recommended.
When is cherry blossom season in Nara?
Cherry blossoms often bloom from late March to early April, about two weeks, 5 to 7 days later than in Tokyo. In 2019, cherry blossom season in Nara is between March 29 and April 10, and full bloom fell on April 5.