Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi熊谷桜堤

Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi has become a household name of cherry blossom viewing spot in Edo era (1603-1868). Light pink sakura and bright yellow canola flowers covering the Arakawa riverbank for 2km form a gorgeous painting with blue sky and white cloud. You can take satisfied pictures without the crowd thanks to the huge area.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 500

The age of trees:

Variety: Somei Yoshino

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi

Cherry blossom viewing period: late March to early April

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

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

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: late March to early April

How to visit

Access: Take a train From Tokyo to Kumagaya Station. The river is just a seven-minute walk away from the station. Kumagaya Station is served by the Takasaki, Shonan-Shinjuku, Ueno-Tokyo and Chichibu lines, along with the Joetsu and Hokuriku shinkansen lines.
Address: 2-167 Kawara-cho, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Japanese address: 埼玉県熊谷市河原町