No.73 Nihon Kokka Park
Conveniently located about a 20-minute walk from Ikawasakura Station, Nihon Kokka Park has around 1,500 sakura in an astounding 140 varieties collected from all over Japan. These include fugenzo, beniyutaka, shogetsu, yokihi, light green gyoiko, and yellow ukon sakura as well as March-blooming jugatsuzakura and fuyuzakura. Somei yoshino bloom in April when Nihon Kokka Park Sakura Festival with night-time illuminations is also held, and May brings weeping shidarezakura and benishidarezakura.
|Address||Aza Nikai, Hamaikawa, Ikawa Town, Minami-Akita County, Akita Prefecture (秋田県南秋田郡井川町浜井川字二階地内)|
|Peak bloom||Mid-April–early May|
|Access by train||5 minutes by car from Ikawasakura Station on the Ou Main Line|
|Access by car||10 minutes from Akita Expressway Showa Oga Hanto IC|