Yamakita Sakura Festival

 

Train sucked into the cherry blossom tunnel

Every year in Yamakitacho, the "Yamakita Sakura Festival" is held at the time of the cherry blossom season.

The best point of Hanami is the overpass of JR Gotenba Line, where about 130 cherry trees are planted.

Yamakita Sakura Festival Cherry blossoms lined with railroad tracks
Yamakita Sakura Festival Cherry blossoms lined with railroad tracks

I think that the way of seeing cherry blossoms and trains will be slightly different for each of the 3 crossover bridges, so it would be better to look at it in various ways.

The cherry blossoms that surround the track are a perfect complement to the local feel of the Gotenba Line in a two-car formation.

During the Cherry Blossom Festival, the “Sorran Yamakita Yosakoi Festival” event is also held at the Yamakita Railway Park, which attracts many visitors.

During the period, cherry blossom trees along the Gotemba Line will be lie top (18: 00 to 22: 00), so it's a very fantastic atmosphere!

This is a special place that is also selected as Kanagawa Prefecture's "Michiganese town of 100".

Yamakita Cherry Blossom Festival Night Cherry Blossom
Yamakita Cherry Blossom Festival Night Cherry Blossom
Access to here

<In case of train>
From Gotemba Line Yamakita Station on foot XNUM minutes.

<For cars>
We do not recommend cars as the weekends are very crowded.
It is recommended that you park at the coin parking lot around Matsuda Station (Tomei Expressway Matsuda Intern. Station) next to 2 Station and come on the Gotenba Line.

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