Cherry blossoms flower in harmony with beautiful autumn colors!

posted on November 8, 2021

There’s no need for concern about seasons just going haywire or global warming. Blooms of the winter-flowering cherry called “fuyuzakura” flower twice a year - once in the spring and once again between late autumn and early winter in Japan. It’s possible to find a wonderful view of cherry blossoms mixed with autumn leaves in some regions not far away from Tokyo. One of them is Sakurayama Park in Gunma Prefecture. This place is home to about 7,000 fuyuzakura trees and you can enjoy the delicate, pale pink sakura contrasting with the dazzling oranges and reds of momiji leaves. The other site is Jomine Park in Saitama Prefecture. Being smaller and less crowded, this spot is also a must-see for fuyuzakura with the autumn colors. The winter blooms are much sparser than spring ones, but it’s worth the travel from Tokyo if you miss them in spring. These two parks are located in the areas that straddle Lake Kanna north and south. About a 2-hour drive from the center of the capital. (These pictures were taken early in November.) 

Latest Fall Foliage Forecast 2021  (updated at the beginning of the month, available only in Japanese)

Sakurayama Park, Gunma

Jomine Park, Saitama


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