Early flowering cherry blossoms at Izu area: Kawazu Zakura Matsuri

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[Introduction]

I visited Izu area to see early flowering cherry blossoms, called “Kawazu Zakura”. To be more exact, I visited two cherry blossoms festivals, (1) Kawazu Zakura Matsuri and (2) Minami no Sakura to Nanohana Matsuri.

In this article,  I will write about Kawazu Zakura Matsuri.

[Visit Place]
* Kawazu Zakura Matsuri (at Kawazu-cho)
* Minami no Sakura to Nanohana Matsuri (at Minami Izu-cho)

[Visit Date]
2015.02.28

[Main Part]

I arrived  at Kawazu Station, which is the nearest station to the venue of the festival.

Let’s go into the festival.

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Along the Kawazu River

Though expected, there were lots of visitors.

Food stall

I bought “Moffuru”, which is waffle with rice cake.

This area is called “Field mustard road”.

Field mustard

Along the river with row of cherry blossom trees.

Zoom-up of Kawazu Zakura河津桜まつり②

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Again, river side with cherry blossoms.

Many visitors

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This tree was the original Kawazu Zakura.

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Then, I moved to the next spot, “Minami no Sakura to Nanohana Matsuri”.

[Closing]

Actually, the Kawazu Zakura Matsuri seems to be famous among foreign tourists as well as Japanese, so I saw lots of foreign visitors there. It takes about 2-3hours from Tokyo to Izu area by train, so if you have a chance to visit Tokyo, you may consider visiting there as a day excursion trip 🙂


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