Festivals & Events
Chikukoen Park Cherry Blossoms 竹香園の桜
Come and see 1,000 cherry blossom trees blooming together
Dating back 150 years, the trees and gardens of Chikukoen Park were a gift from the House of Peers member Genjiro Takahashi. Since that time they have grown and flourished, turning into one of Nichinan's greatest springtime attractions, especially the beautiful cherry blossom trees.
- The cherry blossom trees in full bloom
- The 1,000 trees lining the park
- A visit to nearby Obi Castle
How to Get There
You can get to Chikukoen via train or car.
By train take the Nichinan Line and get off at Obi station. It's a five-minute walk from there.
By car, take Route 220 south from the city toward Aoshima, and drive for about 45 kilometers until you arrive at Nichinan City . Turn right onto Route 222 and follow it all the way to Obi. Signs for Chikukoen Park are clearly marked.
A walk in the park
It's not often you can see a thousand 50-year-old someiyoshino trees burst into bloom at the same time. However around late March and early April during cherry blossom season, that's exactly what you can see at Chikukoen Park.
If you're there at the right time in cherry blossom season, you can also see the annual bamboo incense garden cherry blossom tree festival.
Enjoy a stroll in the Tsukiyama-style park.
And take a nice, relaxing walk around a Momoyama-style Japanese garden spread over four hectares while listening to the birds sing.
There's more must-see spots nearby
Chikukoen Park is a wonderful stop if you're down in Nichinan or visiting the Obi Castle area. During cherry blossom season, it's absolutely gorgeous.