From neighborhood parks to World Heritage Sites! 12 Recommended Hanami Spots around Hiroshima (2017)


Hiroshima is visited by many tourists yearly and it has plenty of cuisine and sightseeing spots. However, why not go during cherry blossom season to see the beautiful flowers? Please discover your favorite cherry blossom spot.

1. Peace Memorial Park [Hiroshima]

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【Peak season】Usually late March to early April 

 

[About Peace Memorial Park ]

Opening Hours: None

Closed: Never

Price/fee: Free

Access: 5 minute walk from Genbaku Dome-mae Station

Address:  Nakajimacho 1, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-ku, Hiroshima (Google Map)

HP: www.hiroshima-navi.or.jp/sightseeing/shizen_koen/koen/4723.php(Japanese only)

2. Hiroshima Botanical Garden [Hiroshima]

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【Peak season】Usually late March to early May 

『Sakura Matsuri』Weekends and holidays between April 1st – April 30th, 2017

『Sakura to Hikari no Yuube』April 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2017

(During the event, there will be lit-up sakura trees, huge illuminations, the Bonbori no Yaezakura Meiro, and more)

 

[About Hiroshima Botanical Garden]

Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM(Until 9:00 PM during Sakura to Hikari no Yuube (last entry 8:30)

Closed: Every Friday (special opening on April 14th, 2017), New Year’s holidays

Price/fee: 510 yen for adults, 170 yen for children (free under 13), 170 yen for adults over 65

Access: A 20 minute bus ride from Itsukaichi Station, right by Shokubutsu Koen bus stop

Address: 3-495 Kurashige, Saeki-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

(Google Map)

HP: www.hiroshima-bot.jp/english/index.htm

HP: www.hiroshima-bot.jp/english/chineseinside.pdf(中文)

HP: www.hiroshima-bot.jp/(Japanese)

3. Ebayama Park [Hiroshima]

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【Peak season】Usually late March to early April 

 

[About Ebayama Park]

Opening Hours: None

Closed: Never

Price/fee: Free

Access: 10 minutes from Eba Station

Address: 2-11 Ebanihonmatsu, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima (Google Map)

HP: www.hiroshima-navi.or.jp/sightseeing/shizen_koen/koen/4744.php(Japanese only)

4. Hijiyama Park [Hiroshima]

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【Peak season】Usually late March to early April

 

[About Hijiyama Park]

Opening Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM

Closed: Never

Price/fee: Free

Access: 10 minutes from Hijiyamashita bus stop

Address: Hijiyama Koen, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima (Google Map)

 

HP: www.hiroshima-navi.or.jp/sightseeing/shizen_koen/koen/4726.php(Japanese)

5. Mitsuki Hachimangu [Mihara]

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【Peak season】Usually late March to mid-April 

 

[About Mitsuki Hachimangu]

Opening Hours: None

Closed: Never

Price/fee: Free

Access:  30 minute bus ride from Mihara Station, alight at Hachiman Jinja-mae, walk 5 minutes

Address: Miyauchi 7, Yahata-cho, Mihara-shi, Hiroshima (Google Map)

HP: www.kankou.pref.hiroshima.jp/sys/data?page-id=4077(Japanese Only)

6. Mt. Fudekage [Mihara]

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【Peak season】Usually late March to early April 

『Mt. Fudekage lighting』March 25th to April 9th, 2017

 

[About Mt. Fudekage]

Opening Hours: None

Closed: Never

Price/fee: Free

Access: 30 minute taxi from Mihara Station or an hour walk from Sunami Station (including a 3.8km hike)

Address: Sunami-cho, Mihara-shi, Hiroshima (Google Map)

HP: www.kankou.pref.hiroshima.jp/sys/data?page-id=4073(Japanese Only)

7. Fukuyamajo Park [Fukuyama]

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【Peak season】Usually late March to early April

 

[About Fukuyamajo Park]

Closed: Never

Price/fee: Free

Access: A short walk from Fukuyama Station

Address: Marunouchi 1, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima (Google Map)

HP: visithiroshima.net/things_to_do/attractions/historical_places/fukuyama_castle.html(※福山城)

HP: tw.visithiroshima.net/things_to_do/attractions/historical_places/Fukuyama_castle.html(簡体字※福山城)

HP: www.kankou.pref.hiroshima.jp/sys/data?page-id=5416(Japanese)

8. Miyajima [Hatsukaichi]

 

 

【Peak season】Usually late March to early April 

 

[About Miyajima]

Opening Hours: None

Closed: Never

Price/fee: Free

Access: 10 minute ferry from Miyajimaguchi Pier

Address: Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Google Map)

HP: visit-miyajima-japan.com/en/

HP: visit-miyajima-japan.com/zht/(繁体字)

HP: www.miyajima-wch.jp/(Japanese)

9. Senkoji Park [Onomichi]

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【Peak season】Usually late March to early April 

 

[About Senkoji Park]

Opening Hours: None

Closed: Never

Price/fee: Free

Access: A 15 minute walk from Onomichi Station, followed by a 3 minute ride on the ropeway from Senkoji Ropeway Sanroku Station

Address: 19 -1 Nishitsuchido-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima (Google Map)

HP: www.ononavi.jp/sightseeing/showplace/detail.html?detail_id=322(Japanese only)

10. Sera Kouzan Fureai no Sato [Sera]

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【Peak season】Usually mid-April to late April 

『Sakura Matsuri』March 27 to April 30, 2017

 

[About Sera Kouzan Fureai no Sato]

Opening Hours: 9:00AM~5:00PM

Closed: Never

Price/fee: Adults 800 yen, children 400 yen

Access: 10 minute taxi ride from Kawasa Station

Address: 1049 Otani, Sera-cho, Sera-gun, Hiroshima (Google Map)

HP: www.kouzan-f.com/(Japanese Only)

11. Ondo no Seto Park [Kure]

 

【Peak season】Usually late March to early April

 

[About Ondo no Seto Park]

Opening Hours: None

Closed: Never

Price/fee: Free

Access: 30 minute bus ride from Kure Station, alight at Ondo Ohashi-shita bus stop

Address: 8 Kegoya, Kure-shi, Hiroshima (Google Map)

HP: www.hiroshima-kankou.com/spot/3830(Japanese Only)

12. Yachiyo Lake (Haji Dam) [Akitakata]

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【Peak season】Usually late March to early April 

 

[About Hachiyo Lake]

Opening Hours: None

Closed: Never

Price/fee: Free

Access: 10 km down prefectural road 5 towards Haji from the Chiyoda interchange (parking available; free on weekdays, 500 yen per car on Saturdays and Sundays)

Address: Haji, Yachiyo-cho, Akitakata-shi, Hiroshima

(Google Map)

HP: www.atlas-21.co.jp/cycling.html(Japanese Only)

 

All of these hanami spots offer beautiful sakura in various scenarios, including some that can only be found in Hiroshima. These sights are only available once a year, so more the reason to check them out if you visit Hiroshima during the proper season. Please enjoy the beautiful sakura to your heart’s content!