No.98 Lake Ogawara Park

A park along Lake Ogawara, the 11th largest lake in Japan, offers visitors recreation throughout the year and bursts into bloom in late April and early May with around 1,000 somei yoshino and other sakura varieties. Tohoku Town Sakura Festival is held around this time, with night illuminations creating a charming atmosphere. Popular events include open-air tea ceremony, a fishing competition for a fish called herabuna, a fishing net pulling experience and cooking of the catch.


General information

Address Aza Minami-Yachi, Oaza Uwano, Tohoku Town, Kamikita County, Aomori Prefecture (青森県上北郡東北町大字上野字南谷地地内)
Peak bloom Late April–early May
Access by train 20 minutes on foot from Kamikitacho Station on the Aoimori Railway Line
Access by car 4 km by car on Prefectural Route 211 toward Ogawarako (Lake Ogawara), from Kamikita Expressway Kamikita IC