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[Cherry blossom viewing in Sendai] Easy access from Sendai Station

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Introducing cherry blossom viewing spots that are easy to access by subway or train from around Sendai Station! We have picked three places that are easy to get around when walking around town. (Photo provided by: Sendai Tourism International Association)

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When is the cherry blossom season in Sendai?

In Sendai, cherry blossoms generally bloom around the beginning of April and reach full bloom in mid-April.

In 2023, the timing of flowering will be earlier than normal at the end of March (5 to 6 flowers have bloomed on the specimen tree used for observation), and full bloom will be in early April (when 80% of the flowers have bloomed on the specimen tree). I was welcoming you.

This year is said to be a mild winter, with high temperatures continuing until around October 2023 last year. Because cherry blossom buds require the harsh cold of winter to grow, blooming tends to be delayed in warmer regions. On the other hand, in Sendai, which is a cold region, the temperature drops to a certain degree in winter, which has little effect on the growth of flower buds, but in recent years, the temperature has risen earlier in spring, so flowering appears to be earlier as well. is. (Reference:

By the way, today, January 8, 2024, it is cold in Sendai with light snow falling, but a type of Kanzakura was showing its cute flowers in the snowstorm.

Sakuraoka Daijingu Shrine - Cold cherry blossoms under falling snow<br>
Sakuraoka Daijingu Shrine - Cold cherry blossoms under falling snow

The forecast for blooming in 2024 has not yet been mentioned on TV or elsewhere, and it may seem a bit early, but as winters become increasingly cold, let's take a moment to think about spring.

Cherry blossom viewing spots near Sendai Station

This time we will introduce spots that are easy to access from Sendai Station, the gateway to Tohoku.

And for going out to various spots, we recommend the Sendai Kokusai Hotel, which is a 5-minute walk from Sendai Station and has good access!

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Nishi-koen Sakuraoka Daijingu Shrine<br>
Nishi-koen Sakuraoka Daijingu Shrine

There are approximately 200 cherry blossom trees, and along with Sakuraoka Daijingu Shrine within the park, it is a historical place connected to Date Masamune.

From Sendai Station, take the Sendai Municipal Subway Tozai Line bound for Yagiyama Zoological Park, 2 stops (approximately 3 minutes) from Sendai Station, get off at ``T05 Nishi-koen'' station, and walk from ``Nishi 1 Nishi-koen Exit''.

Nishi-koen is very close to Jozenji Street, so we recommend that you enjoy it along with a walk along the zelkova trees.

In Nishi-koen, the C60-1 steam locomotive that was in service from 1953 until 1968 when electrification of the Tohoku Main Line was completed is preserved and exhibited. Be sure to take a photo with them when you go out.

Nishi-koen C60-1 steam locomotive outdoor display<br>
Nishi-koen C60-1 steam locomotive outdoor display

By the way, it is about a 20 minute walk from Sendai Kokusai Hotel(5 minutes walk from Sendai Station) via Minamimachi Street and Nishi-koen Street.

Nishikicho Park

You can also enjoy cherry blossoms at Nishikicho Park, an oasis in the heart of the city. We recommend walking around the city along with a stroll to Kotodai Park on the west side.

From Sendai Station, take the Sendai Municipal Subway Namboku Line bound for Izumi Chuo, two stops (about 3 minutes) from Sendai Station, get off at "N08 Kotodai Koen" station, and walk from the "Minami 4" exit for about 4 minutes.

From Sendai Kokusai Hotel, it is about a 15 minute walk along Higashi Yobancho Street.

Tsutsujigaoka Park

Tsutsujigaoka Park<br>
Tsutsujigaoka Park

There are approximately 350 cherry blossom trees, and it is one of Sendai's most famous cherry blossom viewing spots, visited by many visitors every year. In addition, the nearby Tsutsujigaoka Tenmangu Shrine is registered as a ``Japanese Heritage Site'' by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and is one of the spots where you can learn the story of the ``Date culture fostered by Masamune,'' the lord of the Sendai domain.

Tsutsujigaoka Tenmangu Shrine<br>
Tsutsujigaoka Tenmangu Shrine

From Sendai Station, take the JR Senseki Line bound for Matsushima Kaigan/Ishinomaki, 1 stop (about 2 minutes), get off at Tsutsujigaoka Station, and walk for about 3 minutes.

By the way, from Sendai Kokusai Hotel, it's about a 30-minute walk from Sendai Station, from the west exit, straight down Miyagino Dori.

Recommended cherry blossom viewing spot map

Finally, I have summarized the cherry blossom viewing spots that I introduced this time.

The cherry blossom viewing spots in the city are also recommended spots for autumn leaves. Please come out.

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