Cherry Blossoms in East Nara Nabari

Plan a road trip. Most spots are within 1-hour drive from Meihan National Highway.

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= Cherry blossom spot
Please note that bloom times may differ from those listed depending on weather conditions.

FAMILY FUN ROUTE #1

Enjoy both cherry blossoms and fun activities!

Peak bloom: late March to mid April

F-1

Cherry Trees at Ono-ji Temple

The temple features 300-year-old weeping cherry trees and a Miroku figure carved on a rock wall.

Peak bloom
Early April
Parking
Available (free)
Address
1680 Murou-Ono, Uda City, Nara
The trees are currently under restoration.
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F-2

Muro Art Forest

This delightful open-air museum was designed by Dani Karavan, a world-leading authority on environmental art.

Hours
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Closed on Tuesdays (open if it is a national holiday, and closed on the following weekday instead)
Admission
Adults: 410 yen; ages 15-18: 200 yen; under 15: Free
Parking
Available (free)
Address
181 Murou, Uda City, Nara
Map

F-3

Akame 48 Waterfalls (Japan Salamander Center)

With spiritual waterfalls, the area is renowned as a place where Iga ninja used to train themselves. You can also view salamanders, a species known as a living fossil.

Hours
Apr–Nov: 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Dec–Mar: 9:00AM-16:00PM
Closed / Dec.28-31, and Thursdays between Jan.1 and the second week of Mar. (except national holidays)
Entrance fee
Adult: 500 yen, child: 250 yen, Group discount available
Parking
Available (800 yen)
Address
861 Nagasaka, Akame-cho, Nabari City, Mie
Map

F-4

Cherry Blossoms at Enjuin

Enjuin Temple is located at the foot of Akame 48 Waterfalls. This lone weeping cherry tree is said to be about 360-year-old. Having been struck by lightning and storms multiple times, it still produces masses of blossoms every year.

Peak bloom
Late March - early April
Parking
Available (800 yen, shared with Akame 48 Waterfalls parking)
Address
755 Nagasaka, Akame-cho, Nabari City, Mie
Map

F-5

Strawberry Picking at Shorenji Lake Tourism Village

You can eat as many sweet and tasty strawberries as you like on the spot.

Hours
9:30AM-4:00PM (Jan 5 - May 23)

Price
Adult: 1,800 yen; ages 6-11: 1,600 yen; age 3 and older: 1,100 yen
Parking
Available (free)
Address
976 Shorenji, Nabari City, Mie
Map

FAMILY FUN ROUTE #2

More cherry blossoms and fun activities!

Peak bloom: late March to mid April

F-6

Cherry Tree at the Daisho-ji Temple Ruins

Flowers bloom on the branches cascading down from the 300-year-old weeping cherry tree.

Peak bloom
Early to mid April
Parking
Not available
Address
Matono, Yamazoe Vil, Yamabe-gun, Nara
Map

F-7

Mee Mee Farm

A farm where you can meet and feed adorable sheep.

Hours
9:30AM-4:30PM
Closed on Wednesdays (open if it is a national holiday, and closed on the following weekday instead)
Parking
Available (300 yen as cooeration fee)
Address
Kitano, Yamazoe Vil, Yamabe-gun, Nara
Map

F-8

Café Restaurant Eizanko

This café restaurant offers a beautiful panoramic view of the four seasons.

Hours
Daytime: 11:00AM–3:00PM (LO.2:30PM)
Nighttime: 5:00PM-8:00PM (LO.7:30PM, only on Fri, Sat & Sun)
Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays (Open on national holidays)
parking
Available (free)
Address
888-1 Fushiogami, Yamazoe Vil, Yamabe-gun, Nara
Map

F-9

Cherry Trees in Country Park Oko

Historical ruins turned into a park, where you can enjoy BBQ and camping. Admire the 200 cherry trees that bloom along the river.

Peak bloom
Late March to early April
Hours
9:00AM-4:00PM
Closed on Wednesdays (open if it is a national holiday, and closed on the following weekday instead)
Camping fee
1,500 yen/night, 1,000 yen after the second night.
Day use fee
1,000 yen
Barbecue grill use
1,000 yen per unit
Parking
Available (300 yen)
Address
1736 Chumuzan, Yamazoe Vil, Yamabe-gun, Nara
Map
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HISTORICAL ROUTE

Find historic cherry trees that are related to Sengoku warlords

Peak bloom: early to mid April

H-1

Matabei Zakura

This 300-year-old weeping cherry tree has a height of 13 meters and a width of 3 meters. This tree’s name comes from Matabei Goto, a military commander in the Sengoku period, who is believed to have lived in this area.

Peak bloom
Early to mid April
Parking
Available (500 yen/standard, 3000 yen/large)
Address
Hongo, Ouda, Uda City, Nara
Map

H-2

Café Kaede at World Maple Park ‘Hirara’

Called “Hirara” and loved by the locals, this retro schoolhouse has a library, art studio, and café with 3,000 maple trees in the yard. Café Kaede serves a variety of lunch plates and desserts.

Hours
Café: 10:00AM-4:30PM The facility: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closed on Mondays (open if it is a national holiday, and closed on the following weekday instead)
Parking
Available (free)
Address
135-2 Furuichiba, Utano, Uda City, Nara
Map

H-3

Cherry Trees at Hozo-ji Temple

It is said that when Toyotomi Hideyoshi held a cherry-viewing party at Daigo-ji Temple in 1598, he had cherry trees sent from Hozo-ji Temple. Cherry trees related to those that pleased the eyes of Hideyoshi continue to bloom beautifully at Hozo-ji Temple.

Peak bloom
Early to mid April
Parking
Available (free)
Address
58-1 Kotsu, Higashiyoshino Vil, Yoshino-gun, Nara
Map

H-4

Takasumi Onsen

Spend a relaxing time experiencing different types of baths; wooden, rock, and open-air.

Hours
11:00AM-9:00PM (Dec.1-Mar.15: 11:00AM-8:00PM)
Closed on Thursdays (open if it is a national holiday, and closed on the following weekday instead)
Parking
Available (Free)
Address
Hirano, Higashiyosino Vill, Yoshino-gun, Nara
Map

WEEKEND GETAWAY ROUTE

Purify your mind and body surrounded by rich nature

Peak bloom: mid to late April

W-1

Maruyama Park

The entire hill is colored pale pink by more than 100 wild cherry trees. These trees include some that are more than 100 years old. Also, around the park are historic sites associated with Yamato-hime-no-mikoto and Kukai.

Peak bloom
Mid to late April
Parking
Available (free)
Address
3599 Kozue, Mitsue Vil, Uda-gun, Nara
Map

W-2

Yamazakura (at Himeshi no Yu)

Located at Roadside Station Ise-Honkaido Mitsue, the restaurant offers Japanese food made with fresh local ingredients. There are a farmers' market and an onsen hot spring facility (Himeshi no Yu) on the same premises.

Hours
11:00-15:00 (LO.14:00)
Closed on Tuesdays (open if it is a national holiday, and closed on the following weekday instead)
Parking
Available (free)
Address
6330, Kozue, Mitsue Vil, Uda-gun, Nara (in “Himeshi no Yu” bldg)
Map

W-3

Byobuiwa Sheer Cliffs

Blooming the latest in Nara Prefecture, about 300 wild cherry trees present a breathtaking contrast with the 200 m high sheer rock wall.

Peak blook
Mid to late April
Light up
Sunset to 9:00PM (Early April to early May)
Parking
Available (500 yen/standard as maintenance fee)
Address
Nagano, Soni Vil, Uda-gun, Nara
Map

W-4

Okame no Yu

Enjoy the open-air baths with dynamic panoramic views of national natural monuments such as Mt. Yoroi, Mt. Kabuto, and Byobuiwa Sheer Cliffs. The views are sure to relieve the fatigue of climbers.

Hours (Apr-Nov)
11:00AM-9:00PM (Check-in by 8:00PM)
Hours (Dec-Mar)
11:00AM-8:30PM (Check-in by 7:30PM)
Closed on Wednesdays (open if it is a national holiday, and closed on the following weekday instead)
Address
830 Taroji, Soni Vil, Uda-gun, Nara
*Persons with tattoos are not allowed to bathe.
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MORE SAKURA SPOTS

Mikumari Zakura

100 Someiyoshino cherry trees along the riverbank near the Udano Mikumari Shrine or World Maple Park “Hirara”.

Peak bloom
Early - mid April
Parking
Not available
Address
Utano-Furuichiba, Uda City, Nara
Map

Cherry Blossoms at Shorenji Lake

The beautiful contrast between the blue lake and the pink cherry blossoms is something worth seeing. About 600 cherry trees decorate the 5km stretch along Shorenji Lake.

Peak bloom
Late March - early April
parking
Available (free)
Address
Shorenji, Nabari City, Mie
Map

Takami no Sato

1,000 weeping cherry blossoms cover the entire hilltop. The site is open only during the peak season.

Peak bloom
Mid - late April
Hours
9:00AM - 5:00PM, Apr 1-30, 2021*
Entrance fee
Adult: 1,000 yen; ages 6-11: 500 yen; age 5 and under: free
parking
Available (free). You will be taking the shuttle bus from the parking lot to the hilltop.
Address
298-1 Sugitani, Higashiyoshino Village, Yoshino-gun, Nara
*The open period and hours may be subject to change, or the venue may be closed depending on the COVID-19 situation. For more information, please contact us.
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