Best Cherry Blossom Spots In Shikoku

Here're best Cherry Blossom Spots in Shikoku. We released a ranking of reviews about Cherry Blossom Spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Shikoku.

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Address:1-20-16 Risturin-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Access:3min walk from JR Ritsurin Koen North Station, 10min walk from Kotoden Ritsurin Koen Station. 3min walk from JR Ritsurin Koen Kitaguchi Station. The nearest bus stop is Ritsurin Koen Mae. By car, 30min from Takamatsu Airport, 15min from Takamatsu Chu'ou IC.

Tel:087-833-7411

Hours:7:00-17:00,5:30-19:00

Michelin Grreen Guide Japan gives 3-star to Ritsurin Garden. You should visit the cherry blossom illumination event in spring. Though there're not many trees, picturesque night cherry blossoms are proud of its impressive beauty scenery.

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Address:Niyodogawa-cho, Agawa-gun, Kochi

Access:By car, 80min from Ino IC, 45min from JR Sagawa Station

The old Edohigan Zakura at Niyodogawa town is called 'Gourd (Hyotan) Cherry Blossom'. It's named because the bud looks like gourd. I wander this cherry tree has watched this town for as long as 500 years… It was a great scenery of such cherry blossom and town!◎Accessible by only car. If you don't drive, it's nice to join in the tour.

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Address:Nagaomyo, Sanuki-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 15min from Shido IC, 10min from Zoda Station, 40min from Takamatsu Station and 30min from Takamatsu Airport.

Kikaku Park is a popular spot to see cherry blossoms in Kagawa Prefecture. On the straight street floating on the lake, there're very photogenic tunnel of 200 cherry blossom trees!◎This is the best 'hanami' place in the east part of Kagawa Prefecture. Best season of cherry blossoms is from the end of March to the beginning of April.

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Address:1210-3 Higashi Ueta-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 40 min from Takamatsu Station, 20 min from Takamatsu Chuou IC, 30 min from Takamatsu Airport.

Kimbuchi Forest Park is famous as a cherry blossom spot in Kagawa Prefecture. A pink tunnel formed from around the parking area is great enough. But what's more, the cherry blossom co-starring with tulip is more beautiful!

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Mt. Shiude

6 Review

Address:451-1 Otsu Ohama Takuma-cho, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa

Mt.Shiude is a popular spot for the whole view of Setouchi. In spring, it gets crowded most in a year. Along the slopes of the mountain, numberless cherry trees are in full bloom proudly. And with the panorama of Setouchi, I want to burn the scenery into my eyes!◎A traffic jam is caused for parking lots around the mountain top. Early in the morning could be better. ※Some people climb up on foot from the bottom.

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Address:3829-14 Shimoasa Takase-cho, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa

2000 cherry trees are the largest scale in Shikoku. They are planted to spread over the bridge and the roads, and from the observatory you can see the sea and mountains making a beautiful contrast. Here is the best spot of cherry blossom trees designed on purpose to be a picturesque scenery.

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Yuka-no Sato

2 Review

Address:Orono Kamiyama-cho, Myozai-gun, Tokushima

You can see the numberless weeping cherry blossoms and forsythia at the same time in Yuka-no Sato. Seen over the back of Kannon statue, the scenery may make you want to pray somehow.

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Address:Ikuna Tsukinose Katsuura-cho, Katsura-gun, Tokushima

Katsuura Sakura Festival, of course nice in full bloom, is an attractive spot that petals cover the river surface after fall. At the festival, there're many things to do and see such as boat ride, snack bars and trolley.

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Minato River

1 Review

Address:1355 Shirotori, Higashikagawa-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 4min from Shirotori Ouchi IC, 6min from Sambonmatsu Station

Along the Minato River in Higashi Kagawa City, you can see as long as 350 meters row of Kawazu cherry blossom trees. The world of deep pink that make you feel spring earlier than other cherry blossoms, is must-visit!◎The best season is the mid of May. Access: 5min by car from Shirotori Ouchi IC, parking area is available at dry riverbed.

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Address:210-1 Gyuko, Kochi-shi, Kochi

Access:By car, 15 min from Kochi Station, 20 min from Kochi IC. By bus, 25 min from JR Kochi Station to Godaisan Observatory.

Godaisan Park, located at an altitude of 140 meters, has a scenic observatory commanding the panorama of Kochi City. And in spring, it's popular as a beautiful place to see cherry blossom. You can enjoy seeing both of the city view and cherry blossoms at the same time.◎The best season to see is from the end of March to the beginning of April.

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Address:185 Miyanokuchi Tosayamada-cho, Kami-shi, Kochi

Access:25min by car from Nangoku IC. 10min by bus from JR Tosayamada Station, and get off at 'Kokadai Iriguchi (University Gate)'.

Kagamino Park is selected as one of the 100 best cherry blossom places in Japan. Its highlight is a beautiful pink tunnel as long as 200 meters with cherry blossom trees standing both sides of the road. You can't see such a beautiful single road anywhere else.◎The best season to see is from the end of March to the beginning of April. In 2018. the cherry blossoms here is full-bloom on 3/27. Parking area is available.

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Address:2-1 Kutanda, Kochi-shi, Kochi

Access:By car, 10min from Kochi IC, 30min from Kochi Ryoma Airport. By bus, 4min from Kochi Station to Harimaya Bashi Bridge, then walk 5min. By train, 4min from Kochi Station to Harimaya Bashi Bridge, then walk 5min.

This is a popular 'hanami' spot where the cherry blossoms color the both banks of Horikawa River. Though the trees are surrounded with some buildings, the beautiful scenery of full-bloom at both sides is really worth seeing! ◎The best season to see is from the end of March to the beginning of April. Location: Along Kochi City Culture-Plaza Cul-Port and Horikawa River.

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Address:186 Miyanokuchi Tosayamada-cho, Kami-shi, Kochi

Access:25min by car from Nangoku IC. 11min by bus from JR Tosayamada Station, and get off at 'Kokadai Iriguchi (University Gate)'.

Adjoining to Kagamino Park as one of the 100 best cherry blossom places in Japan, a campus of Kochi University of Technology has also the beautiful scenery of cherry blossoms. Even a couple take wedding photos here!◎The best season to see is from the end of March to the beginning of April. You can enter the university from Kagamino Park.

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Address:3015 Ota Shimomachi, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 20min from Takamatsu Chuou (Central) IC, or 20min from Takamatsu Station. 10min walk from Kotoden Ota Station.

A small stream with esplanades located at a quiet residential area. In spring, it becomes a great hanami (cherry blossom viewing) spot combining cherry blossom tunnel, flower raft (floating fallen petals on the water are called like this), reflections, and even carp. There're everything that fascinate the fans of cherry blossom!◎It's located at the rear of a cafe 'creer'. You can see cherry blossom reflections on the water at night!

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Tokiwa Park

1 Review

Address:2719-1 Hirayama Utazu-cho, Ayauta-gun, Kagawa

Access:By car, 20min from Sakaide Kita (North) IC, or 20min from Sakaide IC.

Tokiwa Park is popular as a scenic spot with an observatory commanding Seto Great Bridge and beautiful mountain called Sanuki Fuji. In spring, it's known as a nice hanami (cherry blossom viewing) spot. You can enjoy cherry blossoms with these refreshing scenery!◎Going toward a wedding hall St. Angelina near here, then you can find Tokiwa Park easily. There're many electric wires, so it's a little difficult to take pictures without them.

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Address:1518 Nishibun Ayagawa-cho, Ayauta-gun, Kagawa

Access:By car, 22min from Takamatsu Airport, 25min from Takamatsu Nishi (West) IC.

It's Edohigan cherry blossom tree planted here in 1975, and called 'Horike's Weeping Cherry Blossom' because of its family name. In the calm countryside, the tree has breathtaking beauty. I was completely fascinated by the gallant figure of freely weeping branches from wherever I looked up.◎There's an extra parking area about 300 meters before the tree in its best season, the end of March to the beginning of April. Access: By car, go along the National Route 32 or 377, and enter the prefectural route 17 to southward, then you can find the sign board. Google Map says it as 'Nishibun's Shidare Zakura'.

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Address:280-2 Koyama-cho, Sakaide-shi, Kagawa

Access:5min by car from Sakaide IC. 15min walk from JR Sakaide Station.

Kamata-ike Pond is known as a great cherry blossom spot. The pond is just good for a walk, and many cherry trees encircle the bank. There's a cherry blossom tunnel near a school at the shore!◎Parking area is available at Kamata-ike park.

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Address:1-30-3 Miyawaki-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Tel:087-862-5846

Hours:8:00-17:00

Though many places of beautiful cherry blossoms, reflecting one is also nice.

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Address:892-1 Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa

Access:To the lowest entrance, by car, 15min from Zentsuji IC, 50min from Takamatsu Airport. The toll parking areas are available. Or, 10min walk from Kotoden Kotohira Station.

Tel:0877-75-2121

Hours:6:00-18:00

Kotohira-gu Shrine has a nickname 'Kompira-san' and it's famous for the long approach with as may as 785 steps. And in spring, the cherry blossoms decorates the precinct beautifully. Let's walk up the long steps under this beautiful scenery!◎You can see the cherry blossoms all over the shrine.

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Kochi Castle

5 Review

Address:1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi-shi, Kochi

Access:By car, 15min from Kochi IC, 30min from Kochi Airport, 10min from Kochi Station. By bus, 10min from Kochi Station, and get off at 'Kochi-jo Mae (in front of Kochi Castle).

Tel:088-824-5701

Hours:9:00-17:00

In spring, Kochi Castle is a popular place to see the cherry blossoms in this prefecture, and many people come and enjoy hanami (cherry blossom viewing). Kochi Castle, one of the 100 best castles in Japan, is decorated by cherry blossoms, and becomes more beautiful than that in other seasons.◎The best season to see is from the end of March to the beginning of April.

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Address:Ichiban-cho, Marugame-shi, Kagawa

Access:10min walk from JR Marugame Station. By car, 15min from Sakaide Kita(North) IC, 12min from Sakaide IC, 40min from Takamatsu Airport.

Tel:0877-25-3881

Hours:9:00-16:00

Marugame Castle is famous for the highest and beautiful stone walls. And it's also known as a cherry blossom viewing spot whose castle tower is surrounded with pink blossoms. Many people come to enjoy hanami party. Don't miss the outlook over the sea!◎Parking area is available near the castle. By the way, the stone wall is the highest, but the castle tower is the smallest in Japan.

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Monnyu Dam

1 Review

Address:Ishidahigashi Sangawa-machi, Sanuki-shi, Kagawa

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Address:Togawa Saitakami saita-cho, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 7min from Sanuki Saita Station, 30min from Zentsuji IC, 45min from Takamatsu Airport.

Togawa Dam Park is selected as one of the 100 best scenery in Kagawa Prefecture. In spring, the cherry blossoms make a stunning view of pink forest. And the esplanades are equipped, you can walk under the cherry blossom tunnel!◎Best season of cherry blossoms is from the end of March to the beginning of April. They have illumination event, too. A Road Station 'Takarada-no Sato Saita' and onsen facility are also inside the park.

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Ryuo Park

1 Review

Address:1865-13 Kami Kawahigashi Kagawa-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 10min from Takamatsu Airport, 10min from Busshozan Station, 25min from Takamatsu Chu'ou (Central) IC.

Ryuo Park located in Ryuman Pond is well-known as a cherry blossom viewing spot. Lined with stone lanterns, a passage with cherry blossom tunnel is like floating on the pond. You can see very beautiful scenery that you can't expect from outside the pond.◎Parking area is near the entrance of the passage.

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Address:3-36 Ariake-cho, Kanonji-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 12min from Onohara IC. By bus, 5min from JR Kanonji Station to Kotohiki Park Entrance.

As a national scenic place, Kotohiki Park has beautiful nature such as sea, mountains and pinewoods. And this park is selected as one of the 100 best cherry blossom spots in Japan. In spring, you can see so beautiful and picturesque cherry blossoms here. Many people enjoy hanami. ◎Around the entrance to the park is good for taking pics, there're a fountain and bridges. For the large park, it has many parking areas.

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Toryo Park

1 Review

Address:Momoyama Tadotsu-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa

Access:20min wall from JR Tadotsu Station. By car, 15min from Zentsuji IC, 50min from Takamatsu Airport.

Toryo Park is a famous for the 1500 cherry blossom trees. It commands also the Seto Inland Sea, and has enough spaces to open picnic blankets and eat lunch anywhere. You can have a nice hanami with your families here. ◎Free parking area is available.

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Address:3215 Ko Busshozan , Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Access:20min walk from Busshozan Station. By car, 15min from Takamatsu Airport, 25min from Takamatsu Station, 10min from Takamatsu Chuou (Central) IC.

Honenji Temple is a family temple of Matsudaira, a general of old Takamatsu Clan. The scenery of cherry blossoms coloring the precinct with a five-storied pagoda, is wonderful. Especially, you can see its most beautiful view from the opposite bank of the pond!◎A udon noodle restaurant 'Ryuun' in the precinct is very popular. And you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing at Busshozan Park next to Honenji Temple.

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Address:3-43 Kachidokibashi, Tokushima-shi, Tokushima

Tel:088-699-2076

Hachisuka-zakura reaches its best at the beginning of March and is a kind of early cherry blossoms in Tokushima. You can see it at Harada family's house, a registered national cultural asset. Its deeper pink blossoms are very pretty, and it's worth seeing because the tree is high enough.

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Address:Kuwatayama Otsu, Susaki-shi, Kochi

Access:5 min by car or taxi from Gosou Station

Winter cherry blossom begins to bloom in early spring, from the middle of February to the middle of March. I like this beautiful contrast of pink and yellow.

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Address:684 Nakanishigawa, Kagami-cho, Konan-shi, Kochi

Access:25 min by car or taxi from Kagami Station

Many flower-peach, cherry blossom, and canola flowers become full bloom, and we can enjoy spring scenery. Though it's beautiful to look from a distance, we can walk up under these trees! The scenery overlooked from high position is also breathtaking, and beautiful like a fairyland.

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Illuminated Cherry Blossoms Spots

Address:1-30-3 Miyawaki-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Tel:087-862-5846

Hours:8:00-17:00

Though many places of beautiful cherry blossoms, reflecting one is also nice.

Weeping Cherry Blossoms Spots

Address:1518 Nishibun Ayagawa-cho, Ayauta-gun, Kagawa

Access:By car, 22min from Takamatsu Airport, 25min from Takamatsu Nishi (West) IC.

It's Edohigan cherry blossom tree planted here in 1975, and called 'Horike's Weeping Cherry Blossom' because of its family name. In the calm countryside, the tree has breathtaking beauty. I was completely fascinated by the gallant figure of freely weeping branches from wherever I looked up.◎There's an extra parking area about 300 meters before the tree in its best season, the end of March to the beginning of April. Access: By car, go along the National Route 32 or 377, and enter the prefectural route 17 to southward, then you can find the sign board. Google Map says it as 'Nishibun's Shidare Zakura'.

Area

Tokushima

Yuka-no Sato

2 Review

Address:Orono Kamiyama-cho, Myozai-gun, Tokushima

You can see the numberless weeping cherry blossoms and forsythia at the same time in Yuka-no Sato. Seen over the back of Kannon statue, the scenery may make you want to pray somehow.

Kagawa

Address:1-20-16 Risturin-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Access:3min walk from JR Ritsurin Koen North Station, 10min walk from Kotoden Ritsurin Koen Station. 3min walk from JR Ritsurin Koen Kitaguchi Station. The nearest bus stop is Ritsurin Koen Mae. By car, 30min from Takamatsu Airport, 15min from Takamatsu Chu'ou IC.

Tel:087-833-7411

Hours:7:00-17:00,5:30-19:00

Michelin Grreen Guide Japan gives 3-star to Ritsurin Garden. You should visit the cherry blossom illumination event in spring. Though there're not many trees, picturesque night cherry blossoms are proud of its impressive beauty scenery.

Kochi

Address:Niyodogawa-cho, Agawa-gun, Kochi

Access:By car, 80min from Ino IC, 45min from JR Sagawa Station

The old Edohigan Zakura at Niyodogawa town is called 'Gourd (Hyotan) Cherry Blossom'. It's named because the bud looks like gourd. I wander this cherry tree has watched this town for as long as 500 years… It was a great scenery of such cherry blossom and town!◎Accessible by only car. If you don't drive, it's nice to join in the tour.

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