Cherry blossoms near the Hashidate Chaya or tea house. (Photo: Bonson Lam)

Amanohashidate Cherry Blossoms

Hanami picnic by the beach

Bonson Lam   - 1 min read

Amanohashidate is not known for cherry trees, but for its iconic sand spit walkway lined with pine trees, some of which are over a century old and have inspired poets and writers alike.

However, if you have a sharp eye, you can see the occasional cherry tree, especially a bunch of them in the southern part of the spit, where there is a cafe and a shrine as well. It makes for a perfect place to have a picnic by the beach or under the cherry blossoms.

Bonson Lam

Bonson Lam @bonson.lam

I knew my future was destined to be with Japan the moment I flew from Sydney to experience the atmospheric laneways of Kyoto last century.  I am humbled to have met many distinguished people during this time, especially the national living treasures of Japan, such as the doll maker to the Imperia...