Sagamiko Cherry Blossoms Illumination 2024

Night Sakura lit up with 6 million LED lights Illumination at Lake Sagamiko!!

Sagamiko Illumillion Cherry Blossom

The Sagami Lake Sakura Festival is a captivating event set to take place from March 16th to April 14th, 2024, at the Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest in Kanagawa Prefecture. With an impressive display of approximately 2,500 cherry blossom trees, it’s among Kanto’s largest cherry blossom viewing events.

Visitors can enjoy the beauty of spring at the resort because of its varied landscape. The ups and downs of Sagamiko Resort make it great for seeing cherry blossoms from different spots, giving everyone a special and unforgettable experience.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Pair Lift, an attraction that provides panoramic views of the cherry blossoms adorning the slopes. From this point, guests can have a wide view of cherry blossoms on the hills, and admire the delicate pink blossoms with colorful flowers like peaches and plums, making a beautiful scene against the resort’s natural scenery.

For those seeking a thrill, if they head to the top of the park they will find exhilarating attractions such as the Wind Sky suspension bridge and the Muscle Monster play area. Here, among the cherry blossoms, visitors can try a range of fun activities while enjoying enjoy amazing views of the landscape around them.

The festival also features unique and exciting rides that you can only find in amusement parks, including the adrenaline-pumping Sky Paradise ride and the fun F-1 Kart experience, both of which offer a new and different way to enjoy cherry blossom viewing.

Sagamiko Illumillion Cherry Blossom

As night falls, the magic starts with the Night Sakura Illumillion, a magical display featuring six million lights illuminating around 2,000 cherry blossoms, transforming the park into a romantic fairy tale land under the stars. Visitors can view the most beautiful Yozakura in Japan. Yozakura means “viewing sakura at night.” The vast illumination is divided into several areas, especially “Hikari no Hanabatake” (Lighting Flower Garden) area is recommendable for sakura lovers.

The staff there gently take care of the cherry trees which are 30 or 40 years old. Thanks to them, we can enjoy viewing the dreamy scenery.

Sagamiko Illumillion Cherry Blossoms

Additionally, only on March 23rd (Saturday) and 24th (Sunday), there will be a special event where you can ride a hot air balloon and enjoy the view of 2,500 cherry blossoms from above. It’s a unique experience to enjoy cherry blossom viewing from the sky.

Moreover, aside from the amusement park, the resort have camping and barbecue area and day spa facilities. Cherry blossom-themed menu items will also be available that guests can enjoy while strolling through the park, like the lightly pink Spring-colored Strawberry Soda or the Cherry Blossom Viewing Skewer Dessert, inspired by three-colored dumplings.

Whether you’re walking among the cherry blossoms during the day or enjoying their glow at night, the Sagami Lake Sakura Festival offers a special way to celebrate spring. Everyone, no matter their age, can make beautiful memories surrounded by nature’s beauty.

The resort is located next to Lake Sagami in Kanagawa Prefecture, very accessible from Tokyo.

Sagami Lake Sakura Festival

*For the latest operating hours and closed days, please check the website. 

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