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[Report] Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, at the Foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains 2024

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Cherry blossom viewing spots tour of Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains 2024

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Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture

Hokuto City has an elevation difference of over 1,000m. For about a month from late March, I followed the cherry blossom front in the city and visited cherry blossom viewing spots in the city. I will introduce the cherry blossoms in the city with photos. Please use them as a reference for cherry blossom viewing next year.

Yamataka Jindai Sakura

The oldest cherry tree in Japan, boasting an age of approximately 2,000 years. It is also designated as the first national natural monument. Edohiganzakura, one of the oldest varieties in Japan, is in full bloom. This is a famous cherry blossom spot with a beautiful contrast between the yellow of the daffodils and the pink of the cherry blossoms.

Address: 2763 Mukawacho Yamataka, Hokuto,Yamanashi 408-0306, Japan


Mahara Cherry Blossom Tree Line

The cherry blossom tunnel stretches for about 750 meters, lined with Somei-Yoshino cherry trees. In the background, the Southern Alps create a magnificent view.

Address: Mukawacho Yamataka, Hokuto, Yamanashi 408-0306, Japan


Cherry blossoms at Ushiike Pond in Nagasaka

Ushiike Pond in Nagasaka Town is another must-see cherry blossom viewing spot. In addition to the Yoshino cherry blossoms blooming along the pond's shores, you can also see the Southern Alps of Mount Kaikoma and the Yatsugatake mountain range.

Address: 2077 Nagasakacho Nagasakakamijo, Hokuto,Yamanashi 408-0021, Japan


Kiyoharu Art Village

The historic buildings and cherry blossoms in full bloom at Kiyoharu Art Village are another popular cherry blossom viewing spot. There are about 30 Somei-Yoshino cherry trees lined up here, all over 80 years old.

Address: 2072 Nagasakacho Nakamaru, Hokuto, Yamanashi 408-0036, Japan


Sanyo Campus Fureai no Sato Sanyo Campus Oishii School

This popular cherry blossom viewing spot has three remaining school buildings from the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa eras. There are restaurants, a farm shop, cafes, as well as accommodation and hot springs, and each facility offers a variety of ways to enjoy it.

Address: 3058Sutamacho Shimotsugane, Hokuto, Yamanashi 407-0322, Japan


Cherry blossom trees along Jingu River

A cherry blossom viewing spot on the Jingu River in Hakushu Town. There is a beautiful row of cherry trees. You can visit this place by car. It is also a good place to enjoy a walk while looking at the rows of cherry trees or to have a picnic.

Address: 0316 408 Hakushucho Torihara, Hokuto, Yamanashi 408-0316, Japan


You can enjoy the cherry blossoms by going around the city. We have introduced you to some attractive cherry blossom viewing spots. We hope you will look forward to next year's cherry blossom season.

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It is located in the northwest of Yamanashi Prefecture, on the border with Nagano Prefecture. It is a vast area surrounded by 3,000m-class mountains such as the Yatsugatake Mountains, the Southern Alps, and Mt. Kinpu, and overlooking Mt. Fuji to the south. It is about a two-hour drive from Tokyo, about an hour from Mt. Fuji, and about an hour from Matsumoto, and is easily accessible, so many tourists visit throughout the year. It is also known as a "village of famous water," and three places have been selected as one of Japan's 100 famous water sources. This bounty of water is loved as natural water, and the area boasts one of the largest production volumes of mineral water in Japan. Sake is also produced from the pure water, and you can enjoy beautiful natural scenery and rich food.

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