koma river somei yoshino cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms along the Koma River at the Izumicho Sakura Embankment in Sakado City, Saitama. Koma River Cherry Blossoms Sakado There are several places you can see cherry blossoms along the Koma River in Saitama Prefecture. But perhaps the best known are those at the Izumicho Sakura embankment beside SakuraRead More →

secret sakura spot Sakado

Jigenji Temple and Sakado’s secret sakura spots Jigenji’s weeping cherry is a natural monument of Sakado City. It is also an image on a 2021 postal stamp! Honestly, while the weeping cherry is famous and attracts hundreds of visitors annually, it wouldn’t make any of my personal “top 10” orRead More →

Sumiyoshi Sakura No sato 2020

Information for the Sumiyoshi Sakura no Sato すみよし桜の里 / Sumiyoshi Kawazuzakura すみよし河津桜 in Sakado. Sumiyoshi Sakura No Sato is a riverside embankment walk in Sakado City, Saitama, about an hour from Tokyo. Along the embankment there are early blooming cherry blossoms called Kawazuzakura. Kawazu Zakura are one of the earliestRead More →

Kitaasaba Kanzakura 2022

Information for the Nissai Sakura Matsuri and the Early blooming Kanzakura Cherry Blossoms, just North of Tokyo, at the Kitaasaba Sakura Zutsumi cherry blossom promenade in Sakado City Kitaasaba Sakura Zutsumi Less than 50 kilometers north west of Tokyo you can walk under this 1.2 kilometer avenue or ‘tunnel’ ofRead More →