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Cherry Blossoms in Sendai Nishikoen

Visit one of the famous Sendai cherry blossom sites

Justin Velgus   - 1 min read

Nishikoen Park is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot in Sendai. Just a fifteen minute walk from Hirosedori subway station, a stroll up Hirosedori Avenue leads right to Nishikoen Park. Nishikoen Park is not huge but can easily accommodate several hundred visitors. Like cherry blossom areas across Japan, come early in the morning to mark out a spot for your own picnic with friends, coworkers, or lover. Hanami flower viewing parties can enjoy a number of food stalls set up on an edge of the park. With easy access via public transportation, checking out the scene is easy at Nishikoen Park. Cherry blossoms in Sendai usually first bloom between April 10th and mid-April.

Justin Velgus

Justin Velgus @justin.velgus

Justin Velgus (ジャスティン ベルガス) is the Miyagi Prefecture Partner for Japan Travel and a longterm contributor since 2012 with a focus on the Tohoku region.  Justin has written extensively for JT, and other publications such as VisitMiyagi and Sake Today, amassing over 350 published articles...