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    [Cancelled] Obara Shikizakura Four-Season Cherry Blossom Festival

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    11/13/2021 ~ 12/5/2021

    • [Cancelled] Obara Shikizakura Four-Season Cherry Blossom Festival
    • [Cancelled] Obara Shikizakura Four-Season Cherry Blossom Festival
    • [Cancelled] Obara Shikizakura Four-Season Cherry Blossom Festival
    • [Cancelled] Obara Shikizakura Four-Season Cherry Blossom Festival
    • [Cancelled] Obara Shikizakura Four-Season Cherry Blossom Festival

    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.

    Cancelled in 2020 in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in consideration of the health and safety of visitors, staff, and local residents. Regular events and food stalls will not be held, but temporary paid parking lots for the purpose of viewing the Shikizakura will be available. In addition, 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.
    (Those not wearing a mask may be turned away.)

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

    Basic Information

    Parking

    Restrooms

    Address 〒470-0531
    441 Uedaira Obara-cho, Toyota-shi
    (Obara Fureai Park)
    Fee Free
    Phone number 0565-65-3808 (Obara Tourism Association)
    Parking lot Available
    [Obara Fureai Park] (cap. 175 cars, 20 buses)
    -November 7th (Saturday) to November 13th (Friday): Free of charge
    -November 14th (Saturday) to December 6th (Sunday): 1,000 yen/vehicle

    [Washi-no-Furusato] (cap. 150 cars, 7 buses)
    Every day: Free of charge

    [Senmi Shikizakura-no-Sato] (cap. 79 cars)
    -Until November 12th (Thursday): Free of charge
    -November 14th (Saturday) to December 6th (Sunday): Public parking prohibited

    [Kaminigi]
    -Until November 13th (Friday): Free of charge
    -November 14th (Saturday) to December 6th (Sunday): Public parking prohibited

    *: Please see the official web site for detailed information.
    Restroom Multi-purpose restrooms available
    Place Obara Fureai Park, Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato, Hokubu Seikatsu Kaizen Center, Senmi Shikizakura-no-Sato, other locations within Obara.
    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 walk 1 min.
    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 15km in the direction of Mizunami.
    LINK 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)