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Japan’s Splendid Cherry Blossom Corridor

©︎Michiko Hamano / Saitama City

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A pleasant spring stroll through nature under the blossoming cherry trees of Minuma Tambo

Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture



Minuma Tambo is a large green space located in the center of Saitama City, only a few kilometers away from Omiya Station and Saitama-Shintoshin Station. Although just a short distance from the busiest areas of the city, a beautiful rural landscape, including rice paddies and vegetable farms, awaits you here.

The western and eastern margins of Minuma Tambo follow the Minuma Daiyosui, an irrigation channel roughly 60 kilometers long that originally diverted water from the Tonegawa River for agriculture during the eighteenth century. Along the Minuma Daiyosui, you can find Japan’s longest cherry blossom corridor, which stretches for over 20 kilometers and is the perfect place for pleasant strolls under the blossoming cherry trees. Most of the cherry trees are yoshino cherry trees, but you can also see other varieties such as miyabi-zakura, edohigan, and yama-zakura, which bloom at different times and allow visitors to enjoy the cherry blossoms for a longer time. In springtime, people of all ages visit Minuma Tambo to learn about its history while viewing the cherry blossoms.


©︎NURUL ANWAR / Saitama City

How to get there


Take the JR from Tokyo Station to Saitama-Shintoshin Station (about 30 minutes). Minuma Tambo is about a 15-minute walk from the station or a 10-minute walk from Toro Station on the JR Ueno-Tokyo Line.


Midori-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken


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