Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Shizunai Nijukken Road (Hokkaidō)
This road was built in 1903 to facilitate visits to an imperial stock farm by members of the imperial family. The sakuras, principally ezoyamazakura, were painstakingly transplanted here from nearby hills over a period of three years, starting in 1916. The Meiji-era Ryūunkaku, which served as lodgings for the imperial visitors, is opened to the public during the sakura festival, which features a variety of events along the boulevard.
Shizunai Nijukken Road (Hokkaidō)
- Varieties: Ezoyamazakura, kasumizakura, miyamazakura, etc.
- No. of trees: 2,200
- When: Early to mid-May
- Hours: Open 24 hrs.
- Admission: Free
- Address: Shizunaitahara, Shinhidaka-chō, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaidō
- Website: Hokkaidō Tourism Organization
Nearby hanami sites
Near Shizunai Nijukken Road
- Hokkaidō’s Noboribetsu Hot Springs: Waters to Soothe the Body and Soul
- Dedicated to Brew: Sapporo Beer Museum
- Shikisai-no-oka: A Grand Garden in the Heart of Hokkaidō
- Lake Onnetō, Hokkaidō: Walking on Emerald Green Ice
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Shinhidaka Town.)