Kawazu河津

As one of the most renowned resorts in Japan, Kawazu boasts the earliest cherry blossoms, from early February to early March, while from late March to early April in Tokyo. Different from the most common sakura type, Yoshino cherry in Japan, sakura in Kawazu features larger petals and deep pink hue. Owing to unparalleled cherry blossom variety and onsen (hot spring), festival held every early spring attracts one million visitors, though pretty cold during the period. It takes two and a half hours from Tokyo to Kawazu by train.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: totally 8,000, 800 are along the river

The age of trees: the original cherry blossom tree is over 60 years

Variety: Kawazu sakura

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Kawazu

Cherry blossom viewing period: early February to early March

Best time to view in 2019: February 10 to March 10

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): February 10 to March 10

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: February 10 to March 10

How to visit

Access: From Tokyo - Tokyo Station (Odoriko or Super View Odoriko) - Kawazu Station [Approx. 2hrs 35min] Tokyo Station (Shinkansen(bullet train) "Kodama" : approx. 50min) - Atami Station (Ito line / Izu kyuko line : approx. 1hr 20min) - Kawazu Station [Approx. 2hrs 10min] From Nagoya - Nagoya Station (Shinkansen(bullet train) "Kodama" : approx. 2hrs) - Atami Station (Ito line / Izu Kyuko line : approx. 1hr 20min) - Kawazu Station [Approx. 3hrs 20min] From Osaka - Shin Osaka Station (bullet train Kodama : approx. 3hrs 10min) - Atami Station (Izu Kyuko line : approx. 1hr 20min) - Kawazu Station [Approx. 4hrs 30min]
Address: 72-12, sasahara, kawazu-cho, kamo-gun, Shizuoka
Japanese address: 静岡県賀茂郡河津町浜ほか町内一帯

Cherry blossoms Viewing Guide