Ranzan Cherry blossoms and canola 2024
Ariel view of two kilometers of cherry blossoms in Ranzan Town, Saitama

Ranzan Cherry Blossom Festival 2024

Cherry blossoms lit up at night in Ranzan Town

Fireworks at the Ranzan Cherry Blossom Festival

Ranzan Town's sakura hanabi with cherry blossoms and fireworks

Horseback Archery

Horseback archery and cherry blossoms at Ranzan sakura festival

Canola Path

Ranzan Cherry blossoms and canola

Even without the “usual” events on, Ranzan Cherry Blossoms are very picturesque. They are also relatively easy to get to and parking is available. Did you know Ranzan is also famous for lavender!? It has a lavender field that was formerly Japan’s largest. The cherry blossoms are close to Oomurasaki Butterfly Forest, home of the national butterfly of Japan.

Access: the free parking is at B&G 嵐山町B&G海洋センター, but you can’t use it on the main day of the festival. B&G on Google Maps. On the main day of the festival you have to use either the parking at the Ranzan Barbecue field or at the Gakko Camping Ground (which is closer and cheaper). By public transport: the cherry blossoms are about a 20 to 25 minute walk from Musashi-ranzan station on the Tobu Tojo Line (departs from Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo).

Official (skeleton) event page.

First published in 2015, updated annually. Last republish February 5th 2024. Last update April 11th 2024. Original URL: event/cherry-blossom-festival-in-arashiyama-valley-ranzan

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