Sakura Corridor in Okitama置賜さくら回廊

Okitama Basin, in the south of Yamagata Prefecture, is studded with abundant cherry blossom trees, some of which are precious rare varieties. This large area of sakura trees, which stretches 43km, from Akayu Hot Spring to Shiratakimachi, form a picturesque cherry blossoms corridor.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 1,000

The age of trees: 500 to 1,200 years

Variety: Yoshino cherry and some rare types

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Sakura Corridor in Okitama

Cherry blossom viewing period: mid to late April

Best time to view in 2019: mid to late April

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


Cherry blossom festival in 2019: not available

How to visit

Access: Walk for 25 minutes from JR Akayu Station to Eboshiyama Park which is the starting point of Okitama Sakura Corridor.
Address: Nannyou City, Nagai City, Shirataka-cho Yamagata
Japanese address: 山形県長井市ままの上5-1

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