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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.

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Blossoms

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Photos

  • Kawazu-zakura blossoms along the Kawazu River

    Kawazu-zakura blossoms along the Kawazu River

  • Early blooming cherry blossoms that begin to bloom starting in early February.

    Early blooming cherry blossoms that begin to bloom starting in early February.

  • Kawazu-zakura blossoms are featured by the larger blossoms and deep pink color.

    Kawazu-zakura blossoms are featured by the larger blossoms and deep pink color.

  • The cherry blossoms along the river are beautifully lit up.

    The cherry blossoms along the river are beautifully lit up.

  • Night-time cherry blossoms lit-up.

    Night-time cherry blossoms lit-up.

  • Night-time cherry blossoms lit-up.

    Night-time cherry blossoms lit-up.

Reviews

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  • Yi Huang0901

    幾千株河津櫻盛開美到不行。

  • Shirley Lo

    櫻花開滿非常茂盛,粉粉的超好看,天氣也很好,散步很舒服!

  • 張立仁

    日本最早開的櫻花,每年大概二月份中旬就開花了,也會同時舉辦河津櫻花祭典活動,周邊也有配合的小吃攤,現場氣氛熱鬧滾滾。

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Details

Name in Japanese
河津川沿いの河津桜
Postal Code
413-0501
Address
Kawazucho, Kamogun, Shizuoka
Tel
0558-32-0290 (Kawazu Tourist Association)
Admission
Free
Regular Holidays
None
Hours of operation
None specified
Directions
A few minute-walk after getting off at Izukyu Kawazu Station.
Official Website
Official Website (English)