Today, we’re going to look at some beautiful cherry blossoms. We’re at the Yamazaki River in Nagoya. It is one of the top 100 best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan.
The Path of Four Seasons runs along the Yamazaki River. Cherry blossom trees line both sides of the river for about two kilometers. Admission is free. The best time to visit is in late March or early April.
How to Get There
From JR Nagoya Station, take the Sakuradori subway line to Sakurayama Station. At Sakurayama Station, take Exit 4.
Then, walk east for about 13 minutes until you run into the Yamazaki River. The cherry blossom viewing path runs south on both sides of the river.
100 Best Cherry Blossom Spots
The Yamazaki River is one of the 100 best cherry blossom spots in Japan. The Japan Cherry Blossom Association selects areas that are well-known, beautiful, historical, and has a large number of trees and visitors. Also, there is at least one spot in each prefecture.
Best Spots in Nagoya
In Nagoya, the Yamazaki River and Tsuruma Park are on the list of 100 best cherry blossom spots. Other good areas also include Nagoya Castle, Nagoya Peace Park, and Inuyama Castle.
Tsuruma Park is one of the most popular places to see cherry blossoms in Nagoya. There are food stalls and a lively atmosphere, especially in the evening when the 750 trees are lit up with lanterns. Admission is free. The park is minutes from Tsurumai Station on the JR train line and the Tsurumai subway line.
Nagoya Castle has around 1000 cherry blossom trees. You can get to the East Gate in a few minutes from Shiyakusho Station on the Meijo subway line. There is an admission fee to enter the castle grounds.
Nagoya Peace Park
Nagoya Peace Park, also called Heiwa Koen, has a section of beautiful cherry blossoms. Admission is free. It is about a 20 minute walk from Higashiyama Koen Station on the Higashiyama line.
Inuyama Castle has hundreds of cherry blossom trees. There is an admission fee to enter the castle grounds. During the first weekend in April, there is a Cherry Blossom Festival. It is about 45 minutes north of Nagoya.
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