Fukushima’s Top Cherry Blossom Spots

Rediscover Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture is blessed with lush nature and dramatic scenery. As the third largest prefecture in Japan, the climate, seasons and landscapes differ vastly by area. However, there is one season that is spectacular no matter where you may be in Fukushima – spring!

I’m really looking forward to my spending my first spring in Fukushima. I want to visit as many cherry blossom spots as possible across the whole prefecture.

Blossoms start to bloom from the east of Fukushima, where the temperature is warmest, and flower the latest in the west. This means that if visitors come to Fukushima during April and May, it is very likely that cherry blossom will be in full bloom somewhere in the prefecture!

Here is a map demonstrating the order in which cherry blossoms bloom in the prefecture.

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Here are my top recommendations for cherry blossom spots!

Hama-dori

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Ogawa-Suwa Shrine

 

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The beautiful weeping cherry…

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