1200 beautiful cherry blossom trees lined up along the clear stream of the Shiroishigawa River 

【 CONTENTS 】Snow covered Mt. Zao and an 8km long tunnel.Snow covered Mt. Zao and an 8km long tunnel.Let’s pass through the tunnel of cherry blossom trees by train!MapSnow covered Mt. Zao and an 8km long tunnel. Around the time when Tokyo’s cherry blossom trees have finished blossoming, the cherry blossom trees of the Tohoku region will be in full bloom. Sendai city in Miyagi Prefecture is called the “City of Trees,” and by taking a 30 min train ride from there, you can witness the beautiful, unending stretch of cherry blossom trees called “Shiroisigawa-zutsumi-hitome-senbon-zakura” in full bloom along the river. The cherry trees are lined up on an 8 […]

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Snow covered Mt. Zao and an 8km long tunnel.

Around the time when Tokyo’s cherry blossom trees have finished blossoming, the cherry blossom trees of the Tohoku region will be in full bloom. Sendai city in Miyagi Prefecture is called the “City of Trees,” and by taking a 30 min train ride from there, you can witness the beautiful, unending stretch of cherry blossom trees called “Shiroisigawa-zutsumi-hitome-senbon-zakura” in full bloom along the river.

The cherry trees are lined up on an 8 km stretch along the clear stream of Shiroishigawa river that runs through the southern part of Miyagi Prefecture. Out of the 1200 trees, 1/3 of them are 80 years old and have thick and tough pale pink branches stretching towards the river. The scenery of this unending stretch of trees with Mt. Zao covered by a blanket of snow in the background is just stunning. It’s a very popular area and many people will come to visit during the spring season.

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Snow covered Mt. Zao and an 8km long tunnel.

Around the time when Tokyo’s cherry blossom trees have finished blossoming, the cherry blossom trees of the Tohoku region will be in full bloom. Sendai city in Miyagi Prefecture is called the “City of Trees,” and by taking a 30 min train ride from there, you can witness the beautiful, unending stretch of cherry blossom trees called “Shiroisigawa-zutsumi-hitome-senbon-zakura” in full bloom along the river.

The cherry trees are lined up on an 8 km stretch along the clear stream of Shiroishigawa river that runs through the southern part of Miyagi Prefecture. Out of the 1200 trees, 1/3 of them are 80 years old and have thick and tough pale pink branches stretching towards the river. The scenery of this unending stretch of trees with Mt. Zao covered by a blanket of snow in the background is just stunning. It’s a very popular area and many people will come to visit during the spring season.

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Let’s pass through the tunnel of cherry blossom trees by train!

There is another way to appreciate and see the cherry blossom trees. During the spring season, the Tohoku main rail line has a special operating schedule for passengers to view the beautiful scenery of cherry blossom trees from the train. It’s running between Okawara station and Funaoka station, which is 700 meters long. You can view the gorgeous blooming cherry blossom trees along the river from the train window, to your heart’s content.

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It’s a very rare location, where one can see snow covered mountains with a thousand cherry blossom trees in the same scene. Why not visit this charming rural town when it’s nicely colored in pink with cherry blossoms.

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Ogawara, Miyagi Prefecture

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Mimu

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“I live in Saitama prefecture and I love watching movies, driving, and Japan. I want to be the type of person who smiles and says ‘Okaeri’ to anyone who says ‘Tadaima!’ It will be victorious!”

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Access ・3 min by walk from JR Tohoku main line Okawara station or Funaoka station. ・15 min drive fro, Tohoku expressway/Murata IC, 20 min drive from Shiroishi IC