Kawazu: Kawazu-Zakura

Kawazu is a small town located on the east side of Izu peninsula. The small town attracts thousands of people from mid February to early March – the reason is Kawazu-zakura. Kawazu-zakura is originally from and named after this town, Kawazu. During the period, Kawazu-zakura festival is held and many temporary shops open. Schedule is available on the official website (See http://www.kawazuzakura.net/)

From Tokyo station, the limited express ‘Odoriko’ runs directly to Kawazu station for 2 hours and 30 minutes. You can also use Shinkansen to Atami and transfer to Odoriko, which takes about 2 hours. You can use a rental car, but the traffic is usualy very busy during the period, and parking lots are also limited.

Kawazu-zakura trees line along the river, and the main place for the festival is also around there.

Trees along the river.

Nanohana are also blooming.

91-23 Sasahara, Kawazu-chō, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka-ken 413-0512, Japan

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