From around mid to late April in Akita City, the banks of the Taihei River come alive with the color of around 1000 cherry trees in bloom over 2 kilometers. A festival is held when the blossoms are at their peak, which also typically includes a number of food vendors close to the Atagoshita Bridge area.
Another beautiful feature near the Atagoshita Bridge are the lanterns illuminating the trees after sunset, allowing visitors to appreciate their beauty late into the evening.
The official dates for the festival are determined closer to the blooming season, so check the official event website for more details in spring.
The Taihei River Sakura Festival takes place along the road by the Taihei River from Ushijima to Narayama in Akita City.
For those utilizing public transport, it takes around 25 minutes on foot from Akita Station to the Atagoshita Bridge. There is a small amount of parking by the bridge for those who plan to drive.