Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms at Nicchu Railway Line Memorial Cycling Pedestrians’ Path in Fukushima
Nicchu Railway Line Memorial Cycling Pedestrians’ Path (日中線記念自転車歩行者道) or simply known as Nicchu Line is one of the most popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan, which is located in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture, Tohoku Region.
The place is known for weeping cherry blossoms (Shidarezakura in Japanese), the type of cherry trees with branches look like dropping down.
There are approx 1,000 weeping cherry trees planed for 3 km along the pedestrian/cycling road which used to be an old rail way track. A steam locomotive that was once in use is also displayed alongside.
The pink tunnel formed by weeping cherry blossom is truly awe-inspiring. Visitors enjoy taking photos while strolling down on the cherry blossom avenue. Because branches of trees are hanging down, so you can see the petals of the blossoms up close.
The best viewing time for cherry blossoms at Nicchu Railway Line Memorial Cycling Pedestrians’ Path is usually from mid to late April (depending on the weather condition).
During the blooming period, Kitakata Cherry Blossom Festival is held throughout the city.
-Nicchu Railway Line Memorial Cycling Pedestrians’ Path
Access: Short walk from Kitakata Station
Best Time to Visit: mid to late April
Thanks for reading! Cherry blossom spots like in Tokyo or Kyoto might be overcrowded during the peak season of cherry blossoms, but there are numbers of hidden cherry blossom spots in Japan like Nicchu Line!
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