Cherry blossom season is coming soon! Don’t miss the 5 best cherry blossom spots in Hiroshima!

Since the new route to Hiroshima is launched by HK Express, it offers one more choice of direct flight for the Hongkongers. Except the delicious oysters in Hiroshima, there are still many others tourist spots which are worth to visit. But, the cherry blossom season is coming soon, I guess most of you are more interested in the cherry blossom spots, right? Kyoto and Tokyo are the popular cherry blossom spots, but let me introduce 5 bet cherry blossom spots in Hiroshima which are picked by the local Japanese!

1)Hiroshima Peace park / Hiroshima City

The first I must mention is the famous Hiroshima Peace Park, this is the park where the annual commemorative activities is held in after the atomic bombing. There are around 300 cherry trees planted around the park especially along the river. If you come here for cherry blossom viewing, don’t forget to take tourist river boat and shuttle under the cherry tree, it’s really gorgeous! 24097e5cc99e7-621f-4fa0-a0b8-8af8e891226b_l
Address: Nakajimacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
Access: From Hiroshima Station, take tram towards Eba or Hiroden-miyajima-guchi and get off at Genbaku-Domu Mae (原爆ドーム前) station. It’s a walking distance from Genbaku-Domu Mae Station to the park.

2)Senkoji Park/ Onomichi city

Onomichi, as the hottest topic in internet recently, surely makes the list! Onomichi is a heaven of cat lovers as there is an alley called “Cat Lane”. In order to promote the tourism of this city, the city has launch an online cat map, it provides the moving forward and 360-degree vision as Google Map does. The most special is that they use the view of a cute cat Lala(ララ), it’s so special! In this city, there is also recommended cherry blossom spot called Senkoji Park. It is elected as “ The 100 Japanese Cherry Blossoms Spots”. It’s absolutely worth to go! 24097057a5e00-ce6a-4a86-8e37-8af28ab31da2_m Source:
Address: 19-1 Nishitsuchidōchō, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken
Access: Take the bus from Tram/ JR Onomichi Station and get off at Nagaeguchi Station, then transfer to Senkoji Ropeway. Around 3 minute, get off at the Sancho station and walk to the park.

3)Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine / Hatsukaichi City

Except rivers, temples also match with cherry blossom. Kyoto undoubtedly is the first choice, but the crowd there is absolutely a problem. Perhaps, you can visit the Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine in this year. Itsukushima Shrine is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s already worth to visit. With the Cherry Blossom, it becomes more remarkable, likes the icing on the cake! Don’t miss the view of the Five-Tiered Pagoda and the cherry blossom, it’s definitely the best place to take photo.
Address: Ebisumachi Miyajimachō, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken
Access: 3 minutes’ walk from Tram/ JR Miyajimaguchi Station to Miyajimaguchi pier, follew by a ferry ride (around 10 minute) and a 10-minute walk from Miyajimaguchi Pier Station to Miyajima Pier Station

 4)Ebayama Park / Hiroshima City

In Ebayama Park, you can have a wide view of Hiroshima City, you can also see the Sento Inland Sea, Ninoshima which is alson known as “Little Fuji of Aki” and Miyahima Islandm, and you can’t really imagine how pretty it is unless you go there in person! The cherry blossoms here are very unique, some of them are rare special, and this means you cannot find it anywhere else! Many people have cherry blossom view experience before, but why not go to view the special cherry blossom. If you want to get more likes in facebook, Ebayama Park is your only choice! 2409773b9684e-6021-4d85-8df4-241257805c3e_m
Address: Hiroshima-ken, Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku, Ebaminami, 1 Chome−40−1
Access: Take the tram towards Eba from JR Hiroshima Station (30 minutes) and get off at Eba Station and follow-by is a 20-minutes’ walk to the park.

5)Hijiyamakoen / Hiroshima

Japanese like to have picnic under the cherry trees with families or friends. But you have alternatives in Hijiyamakoen, you can have barbeque under the cherry trees! Hijiyamakoen is one of the limited barbeque area in Hiroshima, it is the cultural and artisitics collection of art galleries, carvings and libraries, etc., and you can become a ‘Litterateur’ here! In the period of cherry blossom, except barbeque, you can also find many Yatai (small and mobile Japanese food stall) here. It’s very lively, If you have chance, come and have a look! 24097add5d78a-fb71-4063-b18d-7176b120bed4_m Source:
Address: Hijiyamakoen, Minami Ward, Hiroshima
Access: Take the Hiroshima Electric tram towards Hiroshima Port Station from Hiroshima Station, then get off at Hijiyama-shita Station. After a 5-minutes’ walk, take the Hiroshima Sightseeing loop bus “めいぷる~ぷ” and get off at Manga Library Station“まんが図書館”

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