Tourism: Places in Shiga, Japan to enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms

Here are some places in Shiga Prefecture with beautiful cherry blossoms and schedule a walk or hanami this spring!

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Kaizu Osaki and Hikone-jo (images at right) – Wikimedia Commons and Flickr

The cherry blossoms – sakura – have been extolled for many years and maintain a remarkable position in Japanese culture.

There are dozens of different types of cherry trees in Japan, most of which bloom for only a few days in the spring.

See some locations in Aichi Prefecture to enjoy the beauty of these beautiful flowers!


Kaizu Osaki (海 津 大 崎)

  • City: Takashima
  • Period: beginning mid-April 2019
  • There is no parking
  • Tap here to see location
Kaizu Osaki (jorudan.com)

Aiyukawa no Senbon (鮎 河 の 千 本)

  • City: Koka
  • Period: beginning mid-April 2019
  • Lighting: from dusk until 9pm
  • Sakura matsuri: April 6 and 7, 2019
  • There is paid parking
  • Tap here to see location
Aiyukawa no Senbon (jorudan.com)

Hikone-jo (彦 根 城)

  • City: Hikone
  • Period: end of March to beginning of April 2019
  • Lighting: from dusk until 9pm
  • Hikone-jo Sakura Matsuri: March 30 to April 18, 2019
  • There is parking
  • Tap here to see location
Hikone-jo (jorudan.com)

Enryaku-ji Hiei-zan Driveway Okuhiei Driveway (延 暦 寺 寺 ラ イ イ イ イ イ イ イ イ イ ェ ェ ェ ェ ェ イ)

  • City: Otsu
  • Period: mid-April to early May
  • Lighting: from dusk until 9pm (April 20-29, 2019)
  • There is parking in the area
  • Tap here to see location
(jorudan.com)

Biwako Sosui (琵琶湖 疏水)

  • City: Otsu
  • Period: beginning to mid-April
  • Lighting: March 29 to April 4, 2019
  • There is no parking
  • Tap here to see location
Biwako Sosui (jorudan.com)

Mii-dera (三井寺)

  • City: Otsu
  • Period: beginning to mid-April
  • Lighting: March 29 to April 4, 2019
  • There is paid parking
  • Tap here to see location
Miidera (jorudan.com)

Ishiyama-dera (石 山寺)

  • City: Otsu
  • Period: end of March to beginning of April
  • Temple hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm (admission fee: 600 yen)
  • There is paid parking
  • Tap here to see location
Ishiyamadera (jorudan.com)

Hachiman Koen (八 幡 公園)

  • City: Omihachiman
  • Period: beginning to mid-April
  • There is paid parking
  • Tap here to see location
Hachiman Koen (jorudan.com)

Ho Koen (豊 公園)

  • City: Nagahama
  • Period: beginning to mid-April
  • Lighting: from dusk until 9pm
  • There is parking
  • Tap here to see location
Ho Koen (jorudan.com)

Hatano Shidare Sakura (畑 (は た) の シ ダ レ ザ ク ラ)

  • City: Koka
  • Period: mid-April
  • Lighting: from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • There is parking
  • Tap here to see location
Hatano Shidare Sakura (jorudan.com)

Zezejoseki Koen (膳 所 城 跡 公園)

  • City: Otsu
  • Period: beginning to mid-April
  • There is parking
  • Tap here to see location
Zezejoseki Koen (jorudan.com)

Nigori Ike Shizen Koen (に ご り 池 自然 公園)

  • City: Konan
  • Period: beginning to mid-April
  • Lighting: from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Konan-shi Sakura Matsuri: April 6, 2019
  • There is parking
  • Tap here to see location
Nigori Ike Shizen Koen (jorudan.com)

Enmei Koen (延命 公園)

  • City: Higashiomi
  • Period: beginning of April
  • There is parking
  • Tap here to see location
Enmei Koen (jorudan.com)

Juraku no Sato (じ ゅ ら く の 里)

  • City: Konan
  • Period: beginning to mid-April
  • Hours: 9am – 5pm
  • There is parking
  • Tap here to see location
Juraku no Sato (jorudan.com)


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