Kitakami Tenshochi

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Kitakami Tenshochi is a famous sakura spot in Iwate prefecture. The number of sakura trees that bloom in spring is as high as 10,000 and the 250-odd species of sakura make up a remarkable avenue. The blooming period is a little late compared to Tokyo and Osaka. The sakura can be enjoyed well into late April. The Kitakami Tenshochi Sakura Festival that is held with the start of the blooming period is also gorgeous and has many events. It is a famous sakura spot that attracts over 500,000 people every year.

Address
Tachibana, Kitakami-shi, Iwate
Contact No.
+81-197-65-0300
Access
About 20-min walk from JR Kitakami Station From JR Kitakami Station, take a bus towards either Esashi Bus Center or Kumazawa for about 15 min and get off at "Tenshochi." Immediate walking distance from here.
Opening Hours / Holidays
None
Official Website
http://sakura.kitakami-kanko.jp/index.html
Time Required
90 minutes
Admission fee
Free
Best time to see
Forecast for blooming: 4/15 Forecast for full bloom (peak): 4/23~

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

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Enjoy Sakura from a Horse Carriage

Horse carriages start strolling around Kitakami Tenshochi with the start of the sakura blooming period. There is a distinct charm to the sakura while being driven slowly in a horse carriage. Why not have a good time being carried comfortably in between the fully blossoming sakura? (Fee for adults over middle school 500 yen, elementary school children 300 yen, free for pre-school children)

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Avenue of Sakura

Over 90 years old, somei yoshino sakura trees stretch across an avenue of about 2 km along the Kitakami river. As you look up, there is a tunnel of sakura as if to cover the sky. Once the petals start falling, they can be seen swirling and shining beautifully with the sun's reflection.

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Koinobori and Sakura

The koinobori have become a specialty of the sakura festival. Koinobori is a Japanese tradition of wishing for the health of young boys and about 300 koinobori (carp streamers)  flutter in the wind on the Kitakami river. It is a view that can be seen here because of the later blooming of sakura in Kitakami, compared to other regions.

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Kitakami Tenshochi Sakura Festival

The Kitakami Tenshochi Sakura Festival is held every year between mid April and early May, depending on the blooming date. There are many events held during this period, however, the most recommended is "Kurosawajiri Kabuki Sakura Dochu." Oiran (ladies in kimono) in gorgeous costumes entertain hanami visitors while walking through the sakura avenue.

Kitakami Tenshochi

Kitakami Tenshochi is a famous sakura spot in Iwate prefecture. The number of sakura trees that bloom in spring is as high as 10,000 and the 250-odd species of sakura make up a remarkable avenue. The blooming period is a little late compared to Tokyo and Osaka. The sakura can be enjoyed well into late April. The Kitakami Tenshochi Sakura Festival that is held with the start of the blooming period is also gorgeous and has many events. It is a famous sakura spot that attracts over 500,000 people every year.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:PIXTA

Enjoy Sakura from a Horse Carriage

Horse carriages start strolling around Kitakami Tenshochi with the start of the sakura blooming period. There is a distinct charm to the sakura while being driven slowly in a horse carriage. Why not have a good time being carried comfortably in between the fully blossoming sakura? (Fee for adults over middle school 500 yen, elementary school children 300 yen, free for pre-school children)

Source:PIXTA

Avenue of Sakura

Over 90 years old, somei yoshino sakura trees stretch across an avenue of about 2 km along the Kitakami river. As you look up, there is a tunnel of sakura as if to cover the sky. Once the petals start falling, they can be seen swirling and shining beautifully with the sun's reflection.

Source:Wikimedia Commons

Koinobori and Sakura

The koinobori have become a specialty of the sakura festival. Koinobori is a Japanese tradition of wishing for the health of young boys and about 300 koinobori (carp streamers)  flutter in the wind on the Kitakami river. It is a view that can be seen here because of the later blooming of sakura in Kitakami, compared to other regions.

Source:PIXTA

Kitakami Tenshochi Sakura Festival

The Kitakami Tenshochi Sakura Festival is held every year between mid April and early May, depending on the blooming date. There are many events held during this period, however, the most recommended is "Kurosawajiri Kabuki Sakura Dochu." Oiran (ladies in kimono) in gorgeous costumes entertain hanami visitors while walking through the sakura avenue.

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