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    Obara Shikizakura Four-Season Cherry Blossom Festival


    11/12/2022 ~ 11/30/2022

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    Japan is famous for its cherry blossom in spring and autumn leaves in fall, and that makes it difficult to choose when to come to Japan. But fear not! Aichi has the perfect solution for this dilemma.

    Want to see both at once? Then come to Aichi!

    There are only a few places in Japan where you can see both the fiery red and orange autumn leaves AND the soft pink cherry blossom at the same time, and one of them is Aichi Prefecture’s Obara! Special cherry trees called Shikizakura bloom twice a year, once in spring, and again just as the autumn leaves are at their best. This creates an incredibly beautiful, fantastic scene.

    Over 10 thousand of the rare Shikizakura trees grace the Obara region, and are usually at their best from early to late November. The trees are said to have originated in the early 1800s when the samurai physician, Fujimoto Genseki was presented with one of the rare trees from a temple in Nagoya. This special tree, now designated as a Natural Monument, was planted in Obara, where it grew very well, spreading across the district.

    If you want to enjoy Japan’s famed cherry blossom and also the autumn leaves, visit Aichi’s Obara in the fall, and enjoy the best of both worlds.

    Since available parking lots are different from typical years, please be sure to confirm in advance.
    When visiting, please cooperate with wearing a mask and other infection prevention measures.

    Column: Korankei Gorge vs. Obara Shikizakura: Toyota-City's utterly popular spot for autumn leaves!

    Basic Information


    Address 〒470-0531
    Uedaira Obara-cho 441, Toyota-shi(Obara Fureai Park)
    Cost Free
    Phone number 0565-65-3808 (Obara Tourism Association)
    Parking Available
    [Obara Fureai Park Temporary Carpark] (Cap. 203 cars): JPY1,000/car with free shuttlebus to and from Senmi
    [Obara Paper Art Museum (Washi no Furusato)] (Cap. 95 cars, 7 buses): Free of charge
    [Toyota City Traditional Kabuki Museum] (Cap. 119 cars, 2 buses): Free of charge
    [Kaminigi] (cap. 35 cars): JPY500/car, JPY300/motorcycle
    [Ichiba Joshi] (Cap. 10 cars): Free of charge

    • Please see the official web site for detailed information.
    Restrooms Multi-purpose restrooms available
    Location Obara Fureai Park, Senmi Shikizakura no Sato, Obara Paper Art Museum (Washi no Furusato), Kakigairi other locations within Obara.
    Directions by public transportation From Nagoya Station, take the subway Higashiyama Line. Alight at Fushimi Station and take the Tsurumai subway line. Alight at Toyotashi Station and take the Obara Line on the Toyota Oiden Bus until “Obara Okusa" Bus Stop to get to Obara Fureai Park. Alight at "Kaminigi" Bus Stop to get to Senmi Shikizakura no Sato.
    Directions by car Exit at the Tokai-Kanjo Expressway Toyota Fujioka I.C. or the Sanage Green Road Nakayama I.C. and drive on Route 419 for 15km in the direction of Mizunami.
    Related links Column: Korankei Gorge vs. Obara Shikizakura: Toyota-City's utterly popular spot for autumn leaves!
    Event Information on the Obara Tourism Association Web Site
    Blossoming Condition Information at Obara Tourism Association Web Site (Japanese)

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