Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Senkōji Park (Hiroshima)
Onomichi was the home of many literary figures and artists, so the lanterns that are lit during the hanami season are decorated with haiku poems. The hilltop observation deck offers a bird’s-eye view of not only the city of Onomichi but also the islands that dot the Seto Inland Sea and—on clear days—even the Shikoku Mountains far in the distance.
Senkōji Park (Hiroshima)
- Varieties: Somei yoshino, shidarezakura, yaezakura, etc.
- No. of trees: 1,500
- When: Early April
- Hours: Open 24 hrs. (Senkōji ropeway operates 9:00–17:15)
- Admission: Free
- Address: 19 Nishitsuchidō-chō, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
- Website: Onomichi Navigation
Nearby hanami site
Near Senkōji Park
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Onomichi Tourism Association.)