No.55 Kitakami Tenshochi
Kitakami Tenshochi is a park with an amazing 10,000 sakura in 150 varieties that bloom in turns throughout sakura season. The park has deservedly been chosen as one of the top three spots for viewing cherry blossoms in Tohoku. One of the highlights is approximately 500 somei yoshino that started to be planted in 1920 and now form a two-kilometer tunnel of pink blossoms. The Kitakami Tenshochi Sakura Festival is held along the Kitakami River from mid-April to early May.
|Address||Tachibana, Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture (岩手県北上市立花地内)|
|Peak bloom||Mid-to-late April|
|Access by train||About 12 minutes by car from Kitakami Station on the Tohoku Main Line and Tohoku Shinkansen Line (30 minutes during heavy traffic)|
|Access by car||About 15 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Kitakami-Ezuriko IC (1 hour during heavy traffic)|