Kaizu Osaki 海津大崎
A peninsula lined with cherry trees on a massive lake in Shiga
Kaizu Osaki is a peninsula that juts into Lake Biwa and boasts more than four kilometers of cherry trees, which bloom spectacularly in spring.
- Passing through a tunnel of pink blossoms
- Taking a boat out onto Lake Biwa for a different perspective
- Trying some sakura-mochi rice cakes
How to Get There
It can be accessible by train or bus.
From Kyoto, take the JR Kosei Line to Makino Station. From there, you can walk 30 minutes or take a five-minute taxi. You can also take the Makino Kogen bus to the Kaizu Osaki entrance and then walk five minutes.
A view only Lake Biwa could provide
In cherry blossom season, Japanese people roll out in numbers to parks and gardens, bringing picnics and even karaoke machines. Kaizu Osaki is a slightly different experience.
Four kilometers of cherry trees
Kaizu Osaki boasts more than 600 hardy cherry trees, most of which are more than 50 years old. Against the rocks and Biwa's blue water, this is sakura beauty like you've never seen before. The trees explode into blossom over the seaside road, which allows you to walk through a true tunnel of cherry blossoms.
Take a boat out onto Lake Biwa
To get the full picture, take a pleasure cruise out onto Lake Biwa . From the water, you'll see how massive Kaizu Osaki's sakura display really is.