Cherry Blossoms

Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Miyagawa Tsutsumi Park (Mie)


A 1-kilometer stretch of cherry trees line the banks of the Miya River, northwest of the Gekū (Outer Ise Shrine). This area has been known as a “sakura crossing” since the Edo period, when travelers, in the absence of a bridge, used a ferry to cross the waterway.

Although the blossoms of Miyagawa Tsutsumi Park are known as hitome senbon (a thousand sakuras at a glance), there are actually only around 600 trees. A spring festival is held when the blossoms are at their peak, accompanied by nighttime illuminations of the riverside yozakura.

Miyagawa Tsutsumi Park (Mie)

  • Varieties: Somei yoshino, yamazakura
  • No. of trees: 600
  • When: Late March to early April
  • Hours: Open 24 hrs.
  • Admission: Free
  • Address: Miyagawa Tsutsumi Park spans Nakajima 1-chōme, Nakajima 2-chōme, and Miyagawa 2-chōme in the city of Ise, Mie
  • Website: Ise Tourist Information

Nearby hanami site

Near Miyagawa Tsutsumi Park

Sakura 100: Japan’s Best Blossoms

(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Ise Tourist Information.)

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