No.57 Hanamaki Hot Springs

Hanamaki Onsen was developed in 1923 and has become popular for its hot springs and recreation. In spring it attracts visitors to its approximately 1,000 sakura including somei yoshino, deep pink weeping benishidarezakura, and double-blossomed yaezakura. The sakura here bloom a little later than in Hanamaki City, giving locals two chances to enjoy the blossoms. Many writers have favored the hot springs, and monuments to them can be found here.


General information

Address 1-125 Yumoto, Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture (岩手県花巻市湯本1-125)
Peak bloom Late April–early May
Access by train 25 minutes by car from Hanamaki Station on the Tohoku Main Line
Access by car About 5 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Hanamaki IC