Hi, I’m looking for information regarding viewing cherry blossom in Nagano.
So, we will be in Nagano area from 25th-29th April for Matsumoto (overnight in Shinano- Omachi), Tateyama and Shirakawago. Any clue/suggestions if we have a chance to see the cherry blossom?
Multiple website has multiple information, hence the confusion regarding the blooming time.
Thank you so much!
Several cherry blossoms spots will be in bloom during late April, all of which are accessible from Omachi: Lake Nakatsuna, Omachi Park, and Oide Park.
Lake Nakatsuna and Omachi Park should both be in bloom around the 25th of April. Lake Nakatsuna is just a 3-minute walk from Yanaba Station on the Oito Line (17 min. from Shinano-Omachi Sta. by train). Omachi Park is a 25-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride from Shinano-Omachi Station.
Oide Park is located in Hakuba Village north of Omachi. The park is a 15-minute walk from Hakuba Station (a 38-minute train ride from Shinano-Omachi Station). If you visit Oide Park, you could also combine it with a visit to Hakuba Mountain Harbor, which will open from April 27th this year.
For more information on cherry blossoms and springtime sightseeing, see our Latest News page.
I hope that answers your question!