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Kuratsu River weeping cherry trees

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Weeping cherry trees bloom over 1.4 km on both banks of the Kuratsu River that flows to the south of Tendo City Hall.

Ideal as a walk course from Tendo Onsen, which is right next door. When the cherry trees are in full bloom you can the shidare-sakura weeping cherry trees that are illuminated for about 750 meters.

The weeping cherry trees are lit in the evening in usually late April.


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You can thoroughly enjoy the fantastic shidare-sakura row of weeping cherry trees illuminated by the light.
There will be lots of elegant events held with a background of shidare-sakura, including the traditional “Mukasari procession”! There are many food stalls at the Chuo Park to make your cherry blossom viewing experience delicious!
(The festival changed name in 2018)

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Shidare-sakura light up

Period: April 9 (Sat.) to May 5 (Thu.), 2022
Hours: 18:30~
Venue: Osho Bridge to Hisha Bridge area (along the Kuratsu river)

※ Period and hours may change due the weather conditions.

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Shidare-sakura evening

※ Cancelled for 2022

Basic information


1-1-1 Oinomori, Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture

023-653-1680 Tendo Cherry Blossom Festival Executive Committee (Tendo City Tourism Association)023-653-1680 Tendo Cherry Blossom Festival Executive Committee (Tendo City Tourism Association)

[By train] Approximately 10 minutes walk from JR Tendo Station
[By car] Approximately 15 minutes from Yamagata Expressway Yamagata Kita IC via Route 13

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