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Early blooming sakura near Tokyo 2018/10/1 08:51
Hi everyone. I will be in Tokyo from February 6 - 10, 2019 and I'm hoping to catch some early blooming sakura, if any. A quick Google search led me to the Kawazuzakura festival but I find very limited information about it. Was wondering if anyone has gone there? Would like to know if it's worth a visit in early February. Any other places you can recommend? Thanks!
by Andrea (guest)  

Re: Early blooming sakura near Tokyo 2018/10/1 11:55
You could do that for the cherry festival, but also at time of year there are other hamani options as plum blossoms are 4-6 weeks earlier than the main cherry varieties.
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Re: Early blooming sakura near Tokyo 2018/10/1 19:39
Thanks JapanCustomTours. Will look into the plum blossoms then. Thanks for the wonderful suggestion.
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Re: Early blooming sakura near Tokyo 2018/10/2 00:27
I think that your time might be a little bit too early for Kawazu and Minami Izu's best days (I'd need to double check).

However, there is a fantastic garden in Mito which has close to the best plum blossom trees in the country which is not too far from Tokyo....
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Re: Early blooming sakura near Tokyo 2018/10/2 12:37
Thanks mfedley. I'm a bit worried to I might be too early. Thanks for mentioning Mito. Would you know the specific place? Thanks again.
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Re: Early blooming sakura near Tokyo 2018/10/2 15:51
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Re: Early blooming sakura near Tokyo 2018/10/2 15:54
Blossom festival this year started Feb 10th, so your dates might be too early for that, but if the trees are in bloom, you could still visit.
https://japan-attractions.jp/festivals/kawazu-zakura-cherry-blossoms-f...
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Re: Early blooming sakura near Tokyo 2018/10/2 19:20
Thank you JapanCustomTours. You've been very helpful.
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