Cherry blossom spot

Here are famous cherry blossom spots in Kamaishi, where cherry trees start to bloom in late April.

Yakushi Park

Location:3-1 Omachi, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture 026-0024
It is on a hill, where you can overlook the reconstructed town and Kamaishi Bay.

Hongo cherry trees in rows

Location:Katagishi, Tonicho, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture 026-0121
The Kamaishi Sakura Festival takes place here every three years. The daimyo procession under the cherry trees in full bloom is a must-see.

Sakuragicho Kogawa Riverside

Location:Sakuragicho, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture 026-0046
Someiyoshino cherry trees bloom around the Kogawa River. You can see it from National Route 283.


Location:2-6 Hashinocho, Kamaishi, Iwate 026-0411
Morioka is famous for Ishiwarizakura, but Kamaishi also has three cherry trees blooming between the rocks.

Kamikuribayashi cherry tree

Location:27 Dai 6 Chiwari, Kuribayashicho, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture 026-0412
It is the largest cherry tree in Kamaishi, designated as a cultural property of the city.

Space cherry tree (Kibo cherry tree)

Location:Hashinocho, Kamaishi, Iwate 026-0411
This is one of the rare “Space Cherry Blossoms”, germinated from the seeds of 14 famous Japanese cherry trees that have travelled through space.

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