Saitama Cherry Blossoms: most famous Spots | SAITAMA PREFECTURE

Saitama Cherry Blossoms – Hanami and cherry blossom season is upon us. It is one of my personal favourite times of the year. If you have been in Japan for cherry blossom season in the past, you will know why. If you are about to celebrate cherry blossom season in Japan for the first time: be excited, very excited! The hype is real, the cherry blossoms are stunning, and the events and festivals are amazing.

In this post a list of some of the Saitama’s better known cherry blossom areas with a link to more information in English. Some of the links are internal links, to articles on Saitama with Kids, and some are external, to other blogs or websites.

Japan has a list of the top 100 places to see cherry blossoms nationwide. Three of Saitama’s cherry blossoms spots are featured on that list: Omiya Park, Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi and Nagatoro:

Omiya Park

Information on FastJapan (I have no affiliation to this site):

Event details on this blog, updated annually but 2019 dates are not yet available:


Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi


Apart from the three that made it into the top 100 list for all of Japan, there are other places that are renowned within Saitama itself. And of course the very special, one of a kind, cherry blossom in Kitamoto:

Kitamoto Ishito Kabazakura

Minoyama Park, Chichibu

In more recent years, the 8000 cherry blossoms in Minoyama Park in Minano, Chichibu, have become famous throughout Japan. The area has been nicknamed the “Mt Yoshino of the Kanto Region. The great thing about the area is that sakura bloom after the majority of the places on this list. You can see cherry blossoms from early / mid April right up to early May…


You will find even more locations on the Saitama Sakura Map:

A map of more than 80 places to see Sakura / Cherry Blossoms in SAITAMA

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