Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Otaru

Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Otaru

While Otaru may be more commonly associated with its romantic canals and lively seafood markets, it also boasts many beautiful cherry blossom spots. In this article, you will learn about the top cherry blossom locations in Otaru to enjoy your spring vacation. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler seeking new horizons or a local looking to explore your own backyard, you will find some lovely spots to do hanami with friends and family or enjoy a nice stroll this spring season.

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Temiya Park

Originally established as a state-owned amusement park in 1900, Temiya Park comes alive with the delicate beauty of approximately 700 cherry trees, painting a stunning contrast against the lush greenery and the vivid blue hues of the ocean and sky. It is the fourth oldest urban park in Hokkaido, offering a comprehensive recreational space at the heart of the city. The park’s cherry blossom display features a diverse array of species, including Ezo-Yamazakura and Somei-Yoshino, reaching its peak splendor from early to mid-May.

Mt. Tengu

At Mt. Tengu, visitors can admire the blooms of many cherry blossom varieties from mid to late April. The unique Ezo Mountain Cherry, known locally as Tengu Sakura, blooms later than others in Otaru, with its heart-shaped blossoms captivating visitors in mid to late May. The Tengu Cherry Observation Deck offers a perfect vantage point to admire the city while basking in the cheerful atmosphere of the blossoms.

Nagahashi Naebo Park

From early to mid-May, approximately 1,500 Ezo Mountain Cherry trees bloom in Nagahashi Naebo Park where visitors can experience nature throughout the seasons in Otaru. The park is abundant with wild birds, and encountering the national natural treasure, Kumagera, is not uncommon. The park also features an information center called “Forest Nature House.”

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