Japan Mint Saitama Branch Cherry Blossoms and shibazakura moss phlox

During the cherry blossom season, Japan Mint open their cherry blossom avenue to people visiting the Mint museum, for cherry blossom viewing. Their main premises in Osaka is renowned for its cherry blossom lane, but did you know that since 2016 the Saitama branch also has some beautiful cherry blossoms? Moreover, many of them are of the late blooming, double flowered ‘yaezakura’ variety, so they are in bloom after the main somei yoshino trees have turned to green. If you are looking for somewhere special to view cherry blossoms in April, Japan Mint is worth considering.

Japan Mint Cherry Blossoms

The Saitama Branch of Japan Mint opened in 2016. As a commemoration of the opening they planted 107 cherry blossom trees of 25 late blooming varieties. So they are still quite young, but growing year on year. In 2021, they were big and pretty enough for Japan Mint to open the cherry blossom walkway to the public for the first time. It was a double celebration as 2021 also marked the 150 year anniversary of the foundation of Japan Mint.

The Saitama Branch of Japan Mint has a Mint Museum and a coin factory tour all year round. Although, both were closed to the public for much of the pandemic. They have a full English website where you can learn more about the Museum. The purpose of this post is to disseminate information for the open season of the “cherry blossom walkway” at the museum. The featured image at the top of the post is from the official website and depicts the walkway with late blooming cherry blossoms and ‘shibazakura’ moss phlox.

For eight days only you can use the cherry blossom avenue to enter the Japan Mint Museum. You can also see them lit up at night…


Event: Japan Mint Saitama Branch Cherry Blossom Walkway Open Season 造幣局さいたま支局桜のさんぽ道一般開放

Dates: Friday April 5th to Friday April 12th 2024

Time: 9 am to 7.30 pm

Cost: free

Venue: Japan Mint Saitama Branch, 1 Chome-190-22 Kitabukurocho, Omiya Ward, Saitama, 330-0835. View on Google Maps.


There is no parking for this event. Please come by public transport or find a coin parking lot in the area. The Mint is about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the east exit of JR Saitama Shintoshin (Train) Station.

Official event page.

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