Events in April
Ube Shrine Festival(Tottori)
Lion dancing, parade of samurai warriors in traditional costumes and dancing of Shinto maidens are worth seeing.(Late April)
Matsue Musha Parade(Shimne)
Citizens disguised as warriors clad in samurai helmets and armor, and as princesses in colorful kimono walk around the city towards the castle which is filled with cherry blossoms in full bloom.(The first Saturday)
Tsuyama Cherry Festival(Okayama)
Cherry blossoms at Tsuyama Castle located in Tsuruyama Park herald the coming of spring.(Early April)
Onomichi Haiku Festival(Hiroshima)
Lanterns with haiku poems written on them decorate cherry trees. In the evening they are illuminated.(from late March to late April)
Iwakuni Kintaikyo Bridge Festival(Yamguchi)
A parade of samurai warriors crossing the bridge looks like a scene depicted on a historical scroll painting.(April 29th)
Places to Go
Cherry Blossoms at Okayama Korakuen Garden
Please come to enjoy the garden which looks more beautiful with cherry blossoms
Cherry Blossoms at Tamayugawa River Bank
It’s fun to explore the hot spring resort colored by pink blossoms
Cherry Blossoms at Matsue Castle Jozan Park
The castle looks more magnificent when it is surrounded by cherry blossoms.
Cherry Blossoms at Senkoji Temple Park
The view of the Seto Inland Sea and cherry blossoms seen from the observatory is splendid.
Cherry Blossoms at Kintaikyo Bridge
A bridge made of five connected arches and cherry blossoms make a brilliant view.
A perfect place to enjoy champagne crab, San’in region’s winter delicacy, at a reasonable price.
Onomichi Haiku Festival
Please have a good time in Onomichi, a town famous for its literary atmosphere, by enjoying cherry blossoms and haiku poems.