Cherry Blossoms

Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Akashi Park (Hyōgo)


Akashi Park is built on the grounds where Akashi Castle once stood. It is a beautifully landscaped park today with athletic facilities that local residents often frequent to enjoy a stroll. It also attracts throngs of visitors when the approximately 1,000 somei yoshino trees are in full bloom.

Renting a boat at Kōnoike, the park’s largest pond, can be a great way of enjoying the beautiful surrounding blossoms from a different perspective.

Akashi Park (Hyōgo)

  • Variety: Somei yoshino
  • No. of trees: 1,000
  • When: Late March to early April
  • Hours: Open 24 hrs.
  • Admission: Free
  • Address: 1-27 Akashikōen, Akashi-shi, Hyōgo
  • Website: Akashi Park

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Near Akashi Park

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(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Hyogo Prefecture Horticulture and Park Association.)

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