Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Ashino Park (Aomori)
Literary giant Dazai Osamu, who was born and grew up near the park, often spent his time as a child playing there, and the former Ashinokōen Station building appears in his novel, Tsugaru. With a bronze statue of the writer and the Dazai Osamu Literary Monument, Ashino Park is a popular destination for literature fans.
Ashino Park (Aomori)
- Varieties: Somei yoshino, satozakura, etc.
- No. of trees: 1,500
- When: Late April to early May
- Hours: Open 24 hrs.
- Admission: Free
- Address: Ashino, Kanagi-chō, Goshogawara-shi, Aomori
- Website: Aomori Prefectural Government (Ashino Park)
Nearby hanami sites
- Hirosaki Park
- Aomori in Bloom: The Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival
- Hanami Season in Honshū’s Far North
Near Ashino Park
- Bath of a Thousand Bathers: Aomori’s Sukayu Onsen
- Aomori’s Scenic Seibien Garden Combines East and West
- Aomori’s Shayōkan Museum: Writer Dazai Osamu’s Childhood Home
- The Scenic Beauty of Aomori’s Oirase Gorge
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Goshogawara City.)