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Mikawa-Anjo Station 

[Anjo Sakura Matsuri]

A spring festival at a famous sakura spot, and the beauty of sakura by lantern light

The around 200 somei-yoshino sakura trees in Anjo Park come into flower in spring. There's nothing like strolling along the walking trail around the pond while enjoying these beautiful trees. The sight of sakura reflected on the surface of the water from the island in the pond is a must-see. This hanami spot is very popular for family outings, and also has a zoo specializing in small animals. The "Anjo Sakura Matsuri" event also incorporates "Hinode Park" ("Sunrise Park") and "Shiroyama Park" ("Castle Mountain Park"), and so encompasses three famous sakura spots. As night falls, traditional paper lanterns called "bombori" are lit, and it's time to enjoy "yozakura" ("night sakura").
Posted photos Main Anjo Koen Yozakura
Two photos Upper photo Hinode Park, lower photo Shiroyama Park
 
Viewing period Mid March to mid April, 2017
Event Anjo Sakura Matsuri  Mid March to mid April (Bombori lanterns lit from 6:00 p.m. to around 10:00 p.m. every day)
A Saturday and Sunday at the end of March or beginning of April  A sketching competition / event for sketching the Anjo Star Festival Goodwill Ambassador is held.
* Depending on the weather, natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / articles above. Furthermore, blooming and event schedules may vary.
 
Phone +81-566-71-2235 (Anjo Tourism Association Inquiry time 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday) (Japanese only)
URL http://kanko.anjo-tanabata.jp/english/
 
● Anjo Park
Address 289-1 Sakuramachi, Anjo-shi, Aichi
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Mikawa-Anjo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 3 minutes, alight at "Anjo Station" and walk for approx. 15 minutes.
 
● Hinode Park
Address 2 Hinode-cho, Anjo-shi, Aichi
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Mikawa-Anjo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 3 minutes, alight at "Anjo Station". Take the Ankuru Bus loop line for approx. 5 minutes, alight at "Hinode".
 
● Shiroyama Park
Address 59 Shiroawara, Sakurai-cho, Anjo-shi, Aichi
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Mikawa-Anjo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 3 minutes, alight at "Anjo Station". Take the Ankuru Bus Sakurai Line for approx. 20 minutes, alight at "Shiroyama Park".

updated on Aug 31, 2016

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