Chikuma River Fureai Park千曲川ふれあい公園
A row of cherry blossom trees can be seen from around Obuse PA down the Joshinetsu Expressway. It is said to be the "Sakurazutsumi of the Chikuma River", and 600 double cherry blossoms "Ichiyo" are planted over a total length of 4 km. This variety of double cherry blossoms blooms late. At the foot of Obuse Bridge, which is located in the center of the row of cherry blossom trees, there is Chikumagawa Fureai Park, which is colored with red rape blossoms and yellow rape blossoms in addition to cherry blossoms. When the weather is nice, you can see Hokushin 5 Peaks far from this place, which is a very beautiful view spot. A flower festival is held at the best time to see these flowers, stalls are lined up, stage events are held, and it is very lively.
Rape blossoms: Mid Apr-Beg May
Cherry blossoms: End April.
During the peak season of flowers, you cannot park your car nearby, so please use Road Station Oasis Obuse (MAPCODE: 54 380 381 * 63) as a parking lot. There is no shuttle bus, so please walk to the site. The distance is about 2km one way.
About 30 minutes by car or 15km from Nagano City.