Where To See Cherry Blossoms in Saitama

Having such easy access to a few of the best spots to bask in the beauty of cherry blossoms in spring is one of the perks of living in Saitama. You just have to find a good source and you’ll be in the know. I’m trying to be one just for you. Don’t forget to subscribe!

If you’re planning on visiting Japan to see sakura, I suggest that you come here between late March and early April. You can catch sakura in its full bloom glory. Look for a place somewhere in Saitama City or Omiya City so you can have easy access to the beautiful hanami (flower/sakura viewing) sites.

Today’s location is the well known Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi. About 500 sakura trees stand in elegance along Arakawa river with a span of roughly 2 km. It’s been popular since the Edo period in which I understand why. My husband and I certainly were fortunate to experience and see the place with our own eyes.

 

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Where are the people? Everywhere!

 

 

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Not only did I enjoy gazing at the gorgeous flowers, but also I watched people from all walks of life with relish.

Below the crest of the bank, a cherry blossom channel awaits you. It’s also where the food stalls are set up.

 

 

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It was crowded, but not annoying.

 

Another thing that makes this place special is when the rape blossoms are also in full bloom, you’ll be able to witness a fascinating contrast of colors.

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Indeed there’s beauty in diversity.

 

If I have to look for the downside, I think it’s the unkempt toilets. I’m not certain if it’s caused by people or not, but I hope it won’t be the same when I visit the place again in the future. Parking is free but it might be a little difficult to find a spot when it’s jam-packed.

Don’t forget to add this place to your hanami spots list!

Address:

2-33-5,Sakuragicho,Kumagaya-shi,Saitama,360-0036,Japan

Access:

JR Takasaki Line, Chichibu Railway, Joetsu Shinkansen,
5 min on foot from Kumagaya Station

 

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9 thoughts on “Where To See Cherry Blossoms in Saitama

  1. This wonderful photos is giving me a serious case of Sakura envy. LOL. Hope I can experience one soon. 🙂

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