No.11 Kannonji River Cherry Trees

The Kannonji River in the town of Inawashiro does not have concrete banks like so many rivers in Japan, but instead is left in its natural state with green grasses growing on both sides. The small river is lined for about one kilometer on both sides with somei yoshino and other varieties of sakura, which form a pink tunnel in spring. The contrast of the green grass and water against the pink blossoms is simply sublime.


General information

Address Kannonji, Oaza Kawageta, Inawashiro Town, Yama County, Fukushima Prefecture (福島県耶麻郡猪苗代町大字川桁観音寺)
Peak bloom Late April–early May
Access by train 1 minute on foot from Kawageta Station on the Ban-etsu-West Line
Access by car 10 minutes from Ban-Etsu Expressway Inawashiro-Bandaikogen IC