The cherry blossoms around many parts of Matsumoto are coming into full bloom! Here are the blossoms in a few spots in or around the central area as of this week. Don’t forget, you can check the cherry blossom forecast here.
Matsumoto Castle Moat
The cherry blossoms around Matsumoto Castle are out in all their glory! Starting tomorrow (Wed. April 4th) they will also be lit up at night.
Matsumoto Castle Honmaru Garden
If you go inside the inner garden of Matsumoto Castle, you can see both regular cherry trees as well as the beautiful weeping cherry trees!
Yohashira Shrine/Nawate Street
Right in front of Yohashira Shrine along Nawate Street and the river are a couple of wonderful cherry trees that are perfect for snappy photos. You can even enjoy a picnic beneath the flowers on the Metoba River.
The river is one of the best places to enjoy the cherry blossoms while biking, jogging, or walking, as the row of trees goes on for a few kilometers!
Tosenji Temple is in the Satoyamabe area east of downtown (map). Its weeping cherry tree is a sight to see in front of the temple’s beautiful architecture. You might even get greeted by the temple kitty 😉