No.71 Hinokinai Riverbank

The Hinokinai River is close to the Kakunodate Samurai Residences and its shidarezakura. Some 400 somei yoshino sakura were planted for two kilometers along its riverbank in 1934. The trees are relatively old for somei yoshino but have been well tended. Each spring starting in late April, their long branches burst into bloom to create a gorgeous tunnel of sakura. The riverbank has a walking path and plenty of space for sitting.


General information

Address Nakagawara, Ogata/Kitano, Kakunodate Town, Senboku, Akita Prefecture (秋田県仙北市角館町北野、小勝田中川原)
Peak bloom Mid-April–early May
Access by train About 15 minutes on foot from Kakunodate Station on the Akita Shinkansen Line
Access by car About 30 minutes from Akita Expressway Omagari IC (traffic restrictions in the town during the Kakunodate Sakura Festival)