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Kawazu-zakura Cherry Blossoms Festival 2018

Kawazu, a town near Tokyo where you can enjoy Kawazu-zakura, early0blooming cherry blossoms.
The Kawazu area is situated approximately 2 hours 40 minutes from Tokyo by train. The Izu Peninsula in which Kawazu is located is one of the more famous resort areas of Japan, which many people visit from all over Japan. Kawazu is famous among outlying areas of Tokyo as the place for early-blooming “sakura” (cherry blossoms).
(Flowering Period: From late February to early March, whereas in Tokyo, sakura appears from late March or early April.)
During the sakura season in Kawazu the “Cherry Blossom Festival” is held, and this popular event attracts around a million people. If you are visiting Tokyo during this time, please pay a visit to Kawazu, both to see the delightful sakura (known here as “Kawazu-zakura”), and also to enjoy the inherent beauty of the Kawazu area itself. The sakura are just one of this area’s charms. There are also seven famous hot-spring baths, well-known for being the setting of the novel “Izu no Odoriko” (The Izu Dancer), for which author Kawabata Yasunari was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. This area is also a popular hiking spot for visitors.

Last updated: 26 December, 2017

10 February, 2018 - 10 March, 2018

Kawazucho, Shizuoka

Sasahara 72-12, Kawazucho, Shizuoka

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