Obara Shikizakura Four-Season Cherry Blossom Festival
Nov 1, 2018 ～ Nov 30, 2018
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 is only one place 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 that 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.
Event flyer PDF (Japanese) (file size:1.66MB)
441 Uedaira Obara-cho, Toyota-shi
(Obara Fureai Park)
|Phone number||0565-65-3808 (Obara Tourism Association)|
-Obara Fureai Park - paid (cap. 175 cars - 500 yen per car, 20 buses - 2,000 yen per large/middle-sized bus, 1,000 yen per microbus)
-Washi-no-Furusato Japanese Paper Art Museum - free of charge (cap. 150 cars, 7 buses)
-Senmi Shikizakura-no-Sato - paid (cap. 79 cars)
*: Other parking locations also available.
|Restroom||Multi-purpose restrooms available|
|Place||Obara Fureai Park, Washi-no-Furusato Japanese Paper Art Museum, Hokubu Seikatsu Kaizen Center, Senmi Shikizakura-no-Sato, other locations within Obara.|
|Holding time||From November 1st (Thursday) to 30th (Friday), 2018|
|Access by Public Transportation||From Nagoya Station, take the subway Higashiyama Line. Alight at Fushimi station and take the subway Tsurumai line. Alight at Toyotashi station and take the Toyota Oiden Bus Obara Line bound for "Kaminigi". Alight at "Washi no Furusato"stop and 1minutes walk.|
|Access 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 15 km in the direction of Mizunami.|
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Event information at Obara Tourism Association Web Site (Japanese)
Blossoming condition information at Obara Tourism Association Web Site (Japanese)
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