3 Must-Visit Cherry Blossoms Spots in Nagasaki Prefecture’s Hirado City | Spring 2020

27.March.2020 | SPOT

Spring has arrived in the city of Hirado, Nagasaki, which has been dyed a cherry blossom pink colour from the blossoming of the cherry trees. A simple glance at the signs of spring there is enough to have one feeling elated. It has also made the news that the budding of the cherry blossoms in Hirado has arrived earlier than usual.

 

We’ve made a list of 3 popular spots to enjoy Hanami in Hirado this spring.

 

Jigenzakura

Jigenzakura is a single sakura tree that stands proud and majestic. Aged 140 years old, the tree is listed as a National Treasure of Hirado. It’s close to the Oshima variety of cherry tree, and was planted by Catholics who migrated to Japan at the beginning of the Meiji Period. A visit to Jigenzakura offers a splendid sight to behold as it blossoms in the ravine. The best time to see it in full bloom last year was March 31.

 

Address: Kigatsucho, Hirado, Nagasaki (35-minutes from Hirado Bridge)

Nagasaki Tabi Net: https://www.nagasaki-tabinet.com/guide/51690/

 

Kameoka Shrine / Kameoka Park

Kameoka Park is a famous cherry blossom site that’s adjacent to Hirado Castle. It’s home to around 1,000 sakura trees, which are best seen from the end of March to early April. It also has a very rare type of cherry blossom called the nidozaki-zakura which blooms twice. You can see these around mid-April at Kameoka Park.

 

Address: 1458 Iwanouechō, Hirado, Nagasaki (7-minutes from Hirado Bridge)

Nagasaki Tabi Net: https://www.nagasaki-tabinet.com/guide/370/

 

Tabira Park

Tabira Park is just over Hirado Bridge, and is a place where you can look out at both Hirado Bridge and Hirado Seto while gazing at the rows of cherry trees.

 

Address: 823-1 Tabirachō Kotedamen, Hirado, Nagasaki (Next to Hirado Bridge)

Official Website: http://nagasaki-park.or.jp/free/tabira

 

 

Hirado is easy to get to, and is a must-visit not just for Hanami, but for the food and its rich history too.

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