Sightseeing Spots: Kakunodate Area
The Someiyoshino Cherry Blossoms of Hinokinai Riverbank(Nationally designated scenery spot)
The someiyoshino (Prunus yedoensis) cherry blossoms were planted in 1934 celebrating the birth of the crown prince (which is the present Emperor) . Walking through the tunnel of flowers spanning to a length of 2 kilometers, the people fully enjoy the short springtime of the northland. When the flowers start to fall, petals showering down all at once, it is truly a gorgeous sight of the "Dance of the Flowers." The yozakura (nighttime cherry blossoms) reflecting on the stream is another great view of the riverside. For some trees growing old, the city's cultural assets section is organizing management and protection acitivities. The cherry blossoms, responding to loving hands, speak gently to the hearts of the people. In 1990, the riverbank was selected as one of the Sakura Meisho Hyakusen (100 great spots for cherry blossoms) , along with the Bukeyashiki-dori.
Nakakawara, Ogata/Kitano, Kakunodate
Semboku City Tourism Information Center "Kakunodate Ekimae-Gura": 0187-54-2700
Fifteen minutes on foot from JR Kakunodate Station
Akita Airport Liner