Fuji Kawaguchiko Cherry Blossom Festival 2023
Fuji Kawaguchiko Sakura Matsuri: the Best Cherry Blossom View with Lake Kawaguchi and Mt Fuji
The Fuji Five Lakes are popular sightseeing spots near Mt Fuji through the year, and each lake offers an astonishing view of Mt Fuji. Lake Kawaguchiko is the most accessible and touristic lake among 5 with various tourist attractions such as rope-way, museums, hot spring Onsen, restaurants, shops, etc, as well as special events held through the year.
Lake Kawaguchiko is especially popular during cherry blossom season. There are about 300 cherry trees planted and stretching for about 1 km along the north shore of the lake. A large number of visitors visit and see the breathtaking view of cherry blossoms with the lake and Mt Fuji along with the popular Sakura Matsuri, Fuji Kawaguchiko Cherry Blossom Festival which is held annually during the season.
Fuji Kawaguchiko Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the most popular cherry blossom festivals (Sakura Matsuri) in Japan. Visitors can enjoy the stunning scenery and strolling down the promenade next to the lake. The festival features vending stalls with various local food, drinks and craft as well as the night light-up of cherry blossoms which are available after sunset till 9 pm during the season
The best viewing time for cherry blossoms in Lake Kawaguchiko area is early to mid April usually, and the Cherry Blossom Festival is held during this period.
Fuji Kawaguchiko Cherry Blossom Festival (富士河口湖さくら祭り)
Access: 25 mins from Kawaguchiko Station by bus (nearest bus stop: Kawaguchiko Sarumawashi Theater Konohana Art Museum Stop)
Date: 5 to 16 April 2023
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm (light-up after sunset till 9 pm)
Lake Kawaguchiko is surely one of the most picturesque cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan! If you are looking for the best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan this spring, this should definitely be on the top of your list 🙂
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