Kawazu-zakura blossoms along the Kawazu River
Early blooming cherry blossoms that bloom along the Kawazu River starting from the beginning of February through the end of February every year.
It is known that early blooming cherry blossoms, which begin to bloom in the beginning of February, along the Kawazu River. These cherry blossoms were discovered in Kawazu-cho in 1955 and are called "Kawazu Zakura" now. It is considered as a natural hybrid species between the winter cherry (Kanhizakura) group, which blooms starting from around January, mainly in warm regions, and the wild cherry (Oshima zakura) group, which is a wild species in Japan.
It has larger blossoms which features deep pink color, and it becomes in full bloom about a month because of the mild climate of Izu and the characteristics of early blooming. About 850 cherry trees bloom along the river alone, and about 8,000 Kawazu-zakura trees bloom in Kawazu-cho wide.
“Kawazu-zakura Cherry Blossoms Festival'” is held every year conforming with the blooming time and is crowded with many cherry blossom viewers. During the period, many stalls, lighting-up cherry blossoms, and various events are provided. In particular, "Night Cherry Blossom Lighting Up" is popular for its romantic atmosphere.
Usually, the blooming time is from the beginning of February through the end of February.
The full blooming period is about 1 week to 10 days, therefore, it is recommended to check the blooming information.
The "Kawazu-zakura Cherry Blossoms Festival’" is held every year conforming with the blooming time.
The "Kawazu-zakura Cherry Blossom Festival’" will be held in the period from February 1st to February 28th in 2022.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Kawazucho, Kamogun, Shizuoka
- 0558-32-0290 (Kawazu Tourist Association)
- Regular Holidays
- Hours of operation
- None specified
- A few minute-walk after getting off at Izukyu Kawazu Station.
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)