Best Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing) places in Hyogo

It’s still a bit cold but without a doubt one can say that spring is approaching! Perhaps you have also seen some plum blossom flowers blooming in your neighborhood too! Cherry blossoms bloom after plum blossoms and this year it is expected that cherry blossoms will be in peak , in Hyogo, from the week of March 25th!

Below is a list of various Hanami locations you can visit!
Places listed are not ranked and were sourced from Hanami WalkerPlus and Jorudan. Other information sources can be found on the individual locations .

Kobe

Kobe Oji Zoo

Oji Zoo is well known for it’s cherry blossoms in Kobe. There is a “cherry blossom tunnel” you can experience in the Zoo. There is also “night time viewing” you can participate in.

Location : Oji Zoo, Kobe
Best time to visit : Late March – Early April
Night Hanami : Yes
Stalls : Yes
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 9am to 5pm
Holidays : Closed every Wednesday
Cost : Adults 600 yen, Children Free

Sumaura Park

A famous site which was used as a battleground during the Genpai War. The park was built in commemoration of the Emperor Showa. When the park was built Yoshino cherry blossom trees were planted, there are about 2,200 trees planted . This spot is also known for being a scenic area where you can see Akashi Bridge and Kobe Airport.

Location : Suma , Kobe
Best time to visit : Late March – Early April
Night Hanami : Yes
Stalls : Yes
Beer Sales : Yes
Wine Sales : Yes
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24hours – Ropeway 10am-5pm
Holidays : None but the Ropeway is closed from March 20th to April 10th
Cost : Free

Zenpukuji

A Buddhist temple started by Gyoki and revitalized by Ninsai. Gyoki laid the foundation of this temple and Ninsai revitalized it. The statue of Prince Shotoku created during the Kamakura Period is registered as an important cultural property. There is a 270 year old shidare-sakura cherry blossom tree called itozakura which has been designated as the citizen’s tree of Kobe. Every year in April there is a cherry blossom festival followed by a tea party.  [x]

Location : Arima, Kobe
Best time to visit : Early April – Mid April
Night Hanami : Yes
Hanami Festival : Sunday April 7
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : None
Opening Hours : 9am to 9pm
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Himeji

Himeji Castle

Location : Himeji
Best time to visit : Early April
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival : Saturday April 6
Stalls : Yes
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Akashi

Akashi Park

Location : Akashi
Best time to visit : Late March – Early April
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival : TBA
Stalls : Yes
Beer Sales : Yes
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Nishnomiya

Shukugawa Park

An urban park with a river. In 1949, 1000 Cherry Blossom Trees were planted, today there are around 1660 Cherry Blossom Trees.

Location : Nishinomiya
Best time to visit : Late March – Early April
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival : None
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Itami

Zugaike Park

In Zugaike Park, there are 600 cherry blossom trees of 10 kinds such as Oshima Sakura, Yama zakura, Shidare zakura, Kanhi zakura etc. You can see “Satogaeri zakura” and their descendant trees, which ancestry were born in Itami . [x]

Location : Itami
Best time to visit : Early April – Mid April
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival : None
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Toyooka

Izushi Castle Ruins

Location : Toyooka
Best time to visit : Early April – Late April
Night Hanami : Yes
Hanami Festival : None
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Jinmusan Park

Location : Toyooka
Best time to visit : Early April – Mid April
Night Hanami : Yes
Hanami Festival : None
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Kakogawa

Hiokayama Park

The location is special as it has historical burial mounds . It has 1000 cherry blossom trees. At night the beauty of the trees are seen through lamps lit up.


Location : Kakogawa
Best time to visit : Late March – Early April
Night Hanami : Yes
Hanami Festival : None
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Ako

Ako Higashi Misaki Park

The Misaki area, located in the Seto Inland Sea National Park, is Ako’s representative spot of attraction where you can see the beautiful color contrast of 1,700 cherry trees in full bloom and the blue sea. From Higashi Misaki Tenboudai Hiroba (observatory square) you can take in the superb view of the cherry blossoms and the sea all at once. In spring, Cherry Blossom Festival is held at this square. [x]

Location : Ako
Best time to visit : Late March – Early April
Night Hanami : Yes
Hanami Festival : Yes (April 6)
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Takarazuka

Takarazuka Flower Road

There is a beautiful road where from Takarazuka Station to Takarazuka Grand Theatre where you can view cherry blossoms.

Location : Takarazuka
Best time to visit : Early April – Mid April
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival : No
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Takasago

Kashima Ogidaira Natural Park

A park at an altitude of 304m filled with rich nature. At the park there is the Kashima Shrine, there is also an observatory , a children’s park and a hiking trail. In spring 2000 cherry blossoms bloom.

Location : Takasago
Best time to visit : Late March – Early April
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival : No
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Higasayama Mountain

A small mountain bordering Himeji and Takasago where you can see Awaji Island from a distance. The area is popular for hiking.

Location : Takasago
Best time to visit : Late March – Late April
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival : No
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Sasayama

Ojiyama Park / Sasayama Castle Ruins

About 800 cherry blossom trees bloom in the area. You can read about Sasayama castle here [x]

Location : Sasayama
Best time to visit : Early April
Night Hanami : yes
Hanami Festival : Yes (April 6 – April 7)
Stalls : Yes
Beer Sales : Yes
Wine Sales :Yes
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free *** Alcohol is sold only during the festival times.

Tarumi

Large Cherry Tree in Tarumi

These are the biggest Prunus pendula cherry trees in Hyogo which is designated as a natural monument. Height of the tree is 13.8m, the length around the trunk is 6.3m, and it is said that it is over 1,000 years old. Also, it is called “Senou” and in the old days it was a place well known for beautiful cherry blossoms where lord of Izushi domain visited to see them.  [x]

Location : Tarumi (Yabu City)
Best time to visit : Early April – Mid April
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival : No
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free
Remarks : The mountain trail is one way and can be very busy on weekends.
Map/Access Info (in Japanese) [x]

Tamba

Miwakare Park

About 200 cherry blossom trees bloom within the park and across the Takatani River which goes through the park, creating a beautiful tunnel to walk through. This area is also lit up at night.

Location : Tamba
Best time to visit : Early April – Mid April
Night Hanami : Yes
Hanami Festival : Yes – April 6
Stalls : Yes
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

ByakuGou Temple

Tamba is known for boasting it’s rich history spanning 1300 years which in be particularly found at this temple. On the grounds of this temple you can find many Yoshino blossom trees.

Location : Tamba
Best time to visit : Early April – Mid April
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival :Yes , March 24- April 13
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 8am to 5pm
Holidays : None
Cost : General admission 300yen

Sannandeai Park

Best time to visit : Early April – Mid April
Night Hanami : Yes
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets: Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours

Asago

Ritsuunkyo Mountain

At an altitude of 757m within the Asago mountains you can view cherry blossom trees under shade. You can view many strangely shaped rocks as well as 300 year old cherry blossom trees. On the opposite mountain side you can also have views of Takeda Castle.

Location : Asago / Takeda
Best time to visit : Early April – Mid April
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival :Yes
Stalls : Yes
Beer Sales : Yes
Wine Sales : Yes
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Adults : 200 yen

Shiso

Hikihara Dam/Lake Onzui

Lake Onzui is an artificial lake part of Hikihara Dam which is surrounded by green mountains. You can experience activties such as dam fishing and canoeing on the lakeside.

Location : Shiso
Best time to visit : Late April – Early May
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival : No
Stalls : No
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Harima

Harima Central Park

A natural park surrounded by green forests and many ponds. It is known for it’s “Sakura Garden” where there about 1000 cherry blossom trees that bloom.

Location : Kato
Best time to visit : Early April
Night Hanami : Yes
Hanami Festival : Yes
Stalls : Yes
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Tatsuno

Tatsuno Park

Located west of the city, it is one of the most popular places to view cherry blossoms in the prefecture. There are said to be 3000 cherry blossom trees in this area.

Location : Tatsuno
Best time to visit : Early April to Mid April
Night Hanami : Yes
Hanami Festival : March 30 – April 14th
Stalls : Yes
Beer Sales : Yes
Wine Sales : Yes
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 24 hours
Holidays : None
Cost : Free
Remarks : No Fires, No Rubbish Bins

Kanzaki

KamiKawa Sakura Mountain

An area that boasts 3000 sakura trees with over different 280 species of them, some of which are rare. Not all of them bloom at once so you can enjoy the cherry blossom viewing for a long period of time.

Location : Kanzaki
Best time to visit : Early April to Early May
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival : April 6-7
Stalls : Yes
Beer Sales : Yes
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 9:30am-4:30pm
Holidays : None
Cost : 300 adults, 100yen for children
Remarks : Open from March 21- May 6

Kinosaki

Kinosaki Onsen

Location : Kinosaki
Best time to visit : Early April to Mid May
Night Hanami : Yes
Hanami Festival : Yes
Stalls : Yes
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 9:30am-4:30pm
Holidays : None
Cost : Free

Kawanishi


Myoken Cable/ Mt Myoken

You can enjoy viewing the cherry blossoms through the cable car.

Location : Kawanishi
Best time to visit : Early April
Night Hanami : No
Hanami Festival : No
Stalls : None
Beer Sales : None
Wine Sales : None
Public Toilets : Yes
Opening Hours : 9:15am-5pm

Inagawa

Sakuraike Nature Park

Located a short distance from Nissei-Chuo Station there are over 200 cherry blossom trees in the park

Location : Inagawa
Best time to visit : Early April to Mid April

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1 thought on “Best Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing) places in Hyogo

    Oda Citrus

    (May 22, 2019 - 9:09 pm)

    Cool!

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