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Kumagaya Sakura-tsutsumi


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A gorgeous two-kilometer sakura corridor along the Arakawa riverbank

Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture


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Kumagaya City has been a famous place for cherry blossom viewing since the Edo period (1603–1868). Because of its beauty and history, Kumagaya Sakura-tsutsumi was selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots by the Japan Cherry Blossom Association. 

From the second half of March to early April, about 500 Somei-Yoshino cherry trees form a beautiful tunnel of cherry blossoms spanning two kilometers of the Arakawa riverbank, just a five-minute walk from Kumagaya Station. You can enjoy the view from the top of the bank and also go through the corridor formed by the cherry trees.


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How to get there


From Tokyo Station, take the Joetsu/Hokuriku Shinkansen to Kumagaya Station (40 minutes). Kumagaya Sakura-tsutsumi is about a 5-minute walk from the station.


2 Kawara-cho, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken


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