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Cherry Blossoms along Kurome River

Dazzling path lined with 232 Someiyoshino cherry trees.

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A path goes along Kurome River through Asaka City. On ordinary days, neighbors take a walk or jog here, except for late March through early April, when many visitors from outside the city come to see the 232 Someiyoshino cherry trees blooming along both banks for 700m (half a mile).

During the Kurome River Flower Festival, the area is alive with crowds every year. Besides the familiar booths of Takoyaki, stir-fried noodles, hot dogs, and ice cream cones, Asaka City’s famous gourmet and local products are sold, and rental canoes, music and dance performances will entertain all generations.

If you prefer enjoying the cherry blossoms quietly, they are lit up from dusk into the night. Nearly 200 Japanese lanterns gently light the blossoms to create a dreamy landscape. Even in spring, it can be chilly in the evening. Dress warmly and bring hot drinks to be comfortable.


  • Cherry trees are close to the train station, easy to spot.
  • Exciting time during Kurome River Flower Festival.
  • Dreamy evening light-up time.


  • Kurome River alive with cherry blossom lovers

    Kurome River alive with cherry blossom lovers

  • 232 Someiyoshinos in bloom

    232 Someiyoshinos in bloom

  • Adoring contrast between light-pink cherries and yellow canola

    Adoring contrast between light-pink cherries and yellow canola


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
Hamasaki, Asaka City, Saitama
048-470-5959 (Asaka City Commerce and Industry Association)
1) 4-min walk from Tobu Tojo Line, Asakadai Station
2) 4-min walk from JR Musashino Line, Kita-Asaka Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)
* For details on Kurome River Flower Festival and the light-up days, visit the official site.