Kawazu-Zakura

Kawazu-Zakura
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Kawazu-Zakura
Town of Kawazu. From JR Tokyo Station, take the limited express train, Izu-no Odoriko-go, to Kawazu Station. It takes about two and 40 minutes. From JR Atami Station, it takes about 70 minutes to Kawazu Station by the limited express train.

Kawazu cherry blossoms (Kawazu-Zakura) are known as one of the earliest cherry blossoms in Honshu region, Japan. They are different from somei yoshino, the most common kind of sakura in Japan. Kawazu cherry blossoms are more deep pink and last longer in full bloom than Somei Yoshino do. Its found out in 1955 by IIda Katsumi. It's said that predicting the flowering time of Kawazu cherry blossoms is difficult, and they might begin to bloom in January. Typically, Kawazu cherry blossom festival is held from early February to early March. During the festival, more than one million people visit the town to see the pink cherry blossoms. Cherry trees line along the Kawazu River, and the blossoms are illuminated at night during the festival.