Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Matsukawa Park (Toyama)
Although Matsukawa is a small, meandering river today, until about a century ago it was the main course taken by the larger Jinzūgawa—for which a new, straighter waterway was constructed to the west in the early twentieth century to prevent floods. The row of cherry trees was partially destroyed in air raids during World War II, but new trees were planted in 1950. Pedestrians can enjoy not only these sakuras but also 28 sculptures that have been placed along the scenic pathway.
Matsukawa Park (Toyama)
- Variety: Somei yoshino
- No. of trees: 500
- When: Early April
- Hours: Open 24 hrs.
- Admission: Free (but boat cruise requires a fee https://matsukawa-cruise.jp/en/)
- Address: Along the river Matsukawa stretching from Isobemachi to Akaemachi, Toyama-shi, Toyama
- Website: Tourism Information in Toyama (Matsukawa River)
Nearby hanami site
Near Matsukawa Park
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Toyama Sightseeing Cruise.)