[2024 Edition] 5 Spectacular Cherry Blossom Spots in Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture (de Ai Hiroba, Along the Shin-Kusatsu River, Tachiki shrine, etc.)

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Kusatsu City in Shiga Prefecture, which is close to Osaka and Kyoto, has many cherry blossom viewing spots. In this article, we will introduce information on recommended cherry blossom spots.

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Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture, which can be reached in 20 minutes by train from Kyoto

Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture, is attracting attention because of its convenient proximity to Kyoto. There are plenty of lodging facilities and restaurants, and you can enjoy cherry blossoms everywhere in the spring. Recommended for a relaxing break from the crowds. Approximately 20 minutes from Kyoto by train (JR Biwako Line). Approximately 50 minutes from Osaka Station. It is also connected to the expressway and is easily accessible by car.

1. de Ai Hiroba

Best time to see: Late March to early April

A relaxing place built on the site of the Kusatsu River, a 6-minute walk from Kusatsu Station. There are restaurants, cafes, and hot yoga studios in the park, so people naturally gather there. The approximately 160 cherry blossom trees in the park are in full bloom in spring, and the park is crowded with people.

de Ai Hiroba

2. Along the Shin-Kusatsu River

Best time to see: Late March to early April

It has been about 20 years since the Shin-Kusatsu River was created. A row of 557 cherry blossom trees stretching for about 3km dyes the riverside pink.

Cherry blossom trees along the Shin-Kusatsu River

3.Tachiki Tachiki shrine

Best time to see: Late March to early April

A shrine with a history of over 1,250 years that wards off evil spirits, brings good luck, and protects you from traffic. The combination of the cherry blossoms blooming along the river and the vermilion torii gate is sure to make a great photo.

Tachiki shrine

Oshioi Shrine

Best time to see: Late March to early April

This shrine is known as the god of matchmaking, business, and safe childbirth. In spring, the precincts are decorated with Yoshino cherry trees.

Oshioi Shrine

5. Kusatsu City Aquatic Botanical Garden Mizunomori

Best time to see: Early April ~

One of the few aquatic plant parks in Japan, located on the Karasuma Peninsula on the shores of Lake Biwa, a treasure trove of aquatic plants. Inside the park, you can enjoy a variety of plants throughout the year, and the largest collection of water lilies in Japan is a must-see. The Lotus Hall also has a greenhouse and a restaurant where you can admire water lilies all year round.

These cherry blossoms were planted in July 1996 for the opening of Kusatsu City Aquatic Plant Park Mizunomori. In spring, weeping cherry blossoms are in full bloom and reflected on the surface of the water lily pond.

Kusatsu City Aquatic Botanical Garden Mizunomori

This time we introduced some spectacular cherry blossom spots in Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture. Have you found a cherry blossom spot that you would like to visit?

You can also view spectacular cherry blossom spots in Kusatsu City on a digital map with GPS. (Available in English, simplified language, and Korean)

*Digital map will be available until the end of May 2024

In addition to cherry blossoms, we also introduce famous wisteria spots and surrounding sweets shops.

Please come and see the cherry blossoms in Kusatsu City, which can only be seen in spring.

Kusatsu City Cherry Blossom/Wisteria Digital Map

Please also take a look at tourist facilities and model courses.

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Introducing sightseeing and travel information for Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture. Full of information on attractive spots, hotels, and gourmet food, such as Mizunomori, an aquatic plant park full of nature, Lake Biwa Museum, the historic Sandai shrine Tachiki shrine and Sandai Shrine, Kusatsu-juku Honjin, and Rokuha Park, which the whole family can enjoy.

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