Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Kaizu Ōsaki (Shiga)
To enjoy Kaizu Ōsaki’s cherry blossoms, visitors can walk through the tunnel of pink petals, view the flowers from a distance along a different shore, or take a boat that operates during the hanami season to gaze at the scenery from the lake.
Many of the somei yoshino trees along the promenade are over 80 years old, but there are also young saplings that have been planted by local groups to preserve the dazzling view of the lakeside sakuras for future generations.
Kaizu Ōsaki (Shiga)
- Variety: Somei yoshino
- No. of trees: 800
- When: Early to mid-April
- Hours: Open 24 hrs.
- Admission: Free
- Address: Makinochō-kaizu, Takashima-shi, Shiga
- Website: Takashima City Tourism Information
Nearby hanami site
Near Kaizu Ōsaki
- Okishima: The Largest Island in Japan’s Largest Lake (Video)
- A Trip to Ninja Country: Three Museums Dedicated to the Master Spies
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Biwako Takashima Tourist Association.)