Come discover Kodaira’s hidden cherry blossom locations!
Come discover some of Japan’s hidden cherry blossom spots: Koganei Park and the Kodaira Green Road! Take a stroll along the cherry blossom-lined Green Road then head over to view the over 1,700 cherry trees at Koganei Park. The best time for cherry blossoms along the Green Road and at Koganei Park is from the end of March to early April. The Kodaira Green Road has three stretches: the Sayama Sakai Green Way, the Tamagawa Josui canal, and the Nobidome canal. The Sayama Sakai Green Way and Tamagawa Josui canal meet at Koganei Park. Along the Tamagawa Josui canal, which is just south of Koganei Park, are yamazakura cherry trees, which were planted back in the 1700s. This location has been famous for cherry blossoms since the Edo-era. After a stroll along the Green Road, head to Koganei Park to set up for a hanami picnic! The Kodaira Green Road offers beautiful scenery year-round with hydrangeas in early summer and colorful leaves in the fall. The Kodaira Green Road is right out front of Hana-Koganei Station, which is a 30-minute train ride from Shinjuku Station.