“Hanamomo Kaido(road)” is well-known for its beautiful “hanamomo” or ornamental peach blossoms. In the southern part of Nagano prefecture, ranging from Iida city in Ina valley to Nagiso village in Kiso valley, there are thousands of well-cared hanamomo trees.
They are usually at their best from April through early May, almost for a month. This year, because of the unseasonal cold weather in April, the best season started late April.
The photo above is taken in Hirugami onsen-kyo. It is a relatively new hot spa resort, the source of its hot water happened to be discovered in the trial boring to construct a national railroad through a huge mountain in 1973.
It would be fun if you spend some time on the riverbed of the Achi-gawa.
The following is the hanamomo peach blossoms in area named Tsukikawa. You will be greeted by blossoms in crimson, pure white, rose pink , and most impressively, white blossoms tinged with pink. There are several paths lined with two thousand hanamomo trees in total, on which you can walk comfortably.