Yaezakura Festival

When: April 18 – May 6
Where: Shizumine Furusato Park, Naka (1720-1 Shizu, Naka, Ibaraki)
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Head to Shizumine Furusato Park in Naka to see the yaezakura, sometimes called double cherry in English. Yaezakura are a variety of cherry blossom with double-layered petals that typically bloom later than other varieties. Shizumine Furusato Park was selected as one of Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom viewing sites, and is famous for its 2000 yaezakura trees. Head to the park to relax among the blossoms in the spring weather.

From April 25 to May 2 from sunset to 9pm there will be illuminations in the evening, transforming the park into magical world. On April 25 – 26 from 10am to 8pm* there will be numerous stalls and stage events, including yosakoi dancing and a performance from Ibaraki’s local hero Ibaliger.

*May be cancelled in poor weather

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