The cherry trees in Gunma Prefecture typically flower a few days after those in Tokyo. Thus, the prefecture makes a good destination for those missing the season at the capital by a few days. Below is a list of some of Gunma's most popular spots for cherry blossom viewing (hanami), including the typical timing for best viewing in the average year and japan-guide.com ratings. See also our nationwide list of famous cherry blossom spots.


Takasaki Castle Ruins and Takasaki Park

Early to mid April
A 10 minute walk west of Takasaki Station.

Takasaki Kannonyama Park

Early to mid April
Take the Gururin Bus #14 from the west exit of Takasaki Station to the Byakue Kannon-mae bus stop (25 minutes, 200 yen, departures every 80 minutes).


Akagi Senbonzakura

Mid April
On weekends during the cherry blossom festival (March 30 to April 14, 2024), there are shuttle buses from JR Maebashi Station (45 minutes, 1500 yen).

Maebashi Park

Early to mid April
A 30 minute walk from Maebashi Station. The park is also served by several bus lines that depart from the station (10 minutes, 200 yen, about 1-2 buses/hour).

Shikishima Park

Early to mid April
20 minutes by bus from Maebashi Station (around 300 yen one way). Alternatively, the park is about a 15 minute, 2000-2500 yen taxi ride from the station. It can also be reached from Maebashi Park in a 30 minute walk.

Myogi Sakura no Sato

Mid to late April
From Takasaki Station, take the JR Shinetsu Line to Matsuida Station or the Joshin Railway to Shimonita Stations. From both stations, the park can be reached by taxi in about 30 minutes and for around 5000-6000 yen one way.

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