Place famous for cherry blossoms Spots in Saitama Area

  • Satte Gongendo Tsutsumi (Gongendo Prefectural Park)
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    Saitama Pref. Satteshi Uchigouma 887-3
    This prefectural park is located on the border between Saitama and Ibaraki prefectures. At its center is the Gongendo Reservoir, which hosted the flatwater kayaking competition during the 59th National Sports Festival. It consists of four zones in total, including green spaces and multipurpose areas. Gongendo Tsutsumi is on the grounds, known as one of the best flower viewing spots in the Kanto region. Throngs of tourists visit, especially when the cherry trees are in bloom. The Satte Cherry Blossom Festival is held every year at this time.
  • Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi
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    Saitama Pref. Kumagayashi Kawarachou Sakuragicho
    This popular cherry blossom viewing spot is on the Arakawa River in Kumagaya City. It covers about two kilometers of cherry trees along the levees downstream from Arakawa Bridge. It's been a popular spot since the Edo Period, and it has been chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites. A cherry blossom festival is held in season, and they illuminate the trees in the evening. The Sakura Marathon takes place there in late March, and in the summer, it's the venue for the Kumagaya Fireworks.
  • Seiunji Temple
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Arakawakamitano 690
    A Buddhist temple located in Kamitano, Arakawa, Chichibu City. The grounds are a renowned destination for viewing weeping cherries, and some 30 such trees grow here, including a 15-meter-tall Edo-higanzakura cherry which is over 600 years old and which has been designated a Prefectural Natural Monument. The Chichibu Arakawa Seiunji Temple Weeping Cherry Blossom Festival is held here when the trees are in bloom, and visitors can enjoy the sight of the trees lit up at night during this time.
  • Nagatoro Cherry Tree Rows
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro
    These cherry trees are near Nagatoro Station on the Chichibu Railway's Chichibu Main Line. There are many famous cherry blossom spots in town. Kita Sakura Dori Street, Minami Sakura Dori Street, and the road approaching Hodosan Shrine are particularly well known. Kita Sakura Dori Street runs from Takasago Bridge near Nogami Station on the Chichibu Line to Nagatoro Station. Minami Sakura Dori Steet runs south from Nagatoro Station to Kaminagatoro Station. The road to Hodosan Shrine runs from Nagatoro Station towards the shrine. The branches of the cherry trees on Kita and Minami Sakura Dori Street extend from both sides of the road, forming a spectacular cherry blossom tunnel. These have been chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites.
  • Ishitokaba Zakura
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    Saitama Pref. Kitamotoshi Ishitoshuku 3-119 Tokoji temple grounds
    This cherry blossom spot is in Kitamoto City, Saitama Prefecture. The cherry trees inside the grounds of Toko-ji Temple include one that is said to be 800 years old. Named one of Japan's Five Great Cherry Trees, it was designated as a National Natural Monument in 1922. Given the Japanese name Kabazakura, it's the only specimen of its type in the world, and it blooms in white every year in early April.
  • Satte Gongendo Sakurazutsumi (Prefecture-run Gongendo Park)
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    Saitama Satte-shi Uchigoma 887-3

    Amazing! Being the last weekend of the Sakura festival, the blossoms were in full bloom and the beauty was overwhelming. Lots of food stalls, lots of people enjoying picnics under the trees. Found...

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Eclipsed by neighboring Tokyo, Saitama is often branded as the sleepy suburbs. However, look a little deeper and you’ll uncover quaint towns bursting with history and crafts from the kurazukuri Edo-period clay houses of Kawagoe to the ancient tree-enveloped temples of Chichibu.

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