Kawazu-zakura, the particular variety of sakura that proliferates around Miura-kaigan on the Kanagawa Prefecture coast, flower earlier than most other varieties of cherry, so they should be in full bloom in late February.
More than 1,000 Kawazu-sakura line the road from Miura-kaigan station to Komatsugaike Park.
Note: The festival dates are subject to change depending on the flowering situation. February 5 is the official start date of the festival but check here for a live feed of the current blooming status.
How to get there
The cherry blossom festival has easy access via train on the Keikyu Line. It’s only a 10-minute walk from Miurakaigan Station and costs ¥1,050 from Shimbashi Station, taking around 1.5 hours.
Cheapo tip: Get a Keikyu discount ticket and explore more of the peninsula for less.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.