The row of cherry trees planted along the banks of the Shinsakai River in Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture also goes by the name of, Hyakujyuro Sakura, taken from the name of a local Kabuki actor, Ichikawa Hyakujyuro, who donated some of the trees to commemorate the completion of Sakaigawa Floodway. The fame of the 1,200 cherry blossom trees, which cover 4 km on both sides of the Shinkai River, is responsible for attracting over 200,000 visitors every year for the cherry-blossom viewing season. It has also been selected as one of the 100 Famous Cherry Blossom Viewing Locations by the Japan Cherry Blossom Association. Imagine yourself surrounded by the beauty of fully-bloomed cherry blossoms, while sitting on the banks of the Shinsakai river in Japan.
The area around Nakamonzencho, Kakamigahara, Gifu 504-0911
|Directions||Nagoya Railway (Meitetsu)
From Nagoya Station, take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line to Meitetsu Gifu Station, transfer to the Meitetsu Kakamigahara Line, and go to Shiminkoen-mae Station. (About 50min, ¥750 one-way)
From Nagoya Station, take the JR Tokaido Main Line to Gifu Station, and change to the Meitetsu Kakamigahara Line at Meitetsu Gifu Station, then walk (10min), to Shiminkoen Station. It is a short walk from there. (About 50min, ¥770)
|Websites||Tourism Association Website (JPN)http://kakamigahara-kanko.jp/|