Samurai AKITA - Tazawako Kakunodate TRAVEL GUIDE



Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Kakunodate 2024

角館の桜まつり 2024年


Reiwa, April 15th, 2024 - Sunday, May 5th, 2024 (National Holiday)
April 13th (Sat) - Pre-event (lighting up, food stalls planned)

Event Details

*Event details are current as of April 13th. Details will be updated from time to time.
*Dates, times and content may change depending on the cherry blossom conditions.

▶Opening Ceremony

Date and time: Monday, April 15th, 10:00~
Location: Sakuranamiki 2nd Parking Lot (Festival Square) Special Stage

▶Light-up ceremony

Date and time: Monday, April 15th, 19:00~
Location: In Kakunodate Kabazaiku Densyokan

▶Samurai Residence Street (LED lighting)

Date and time: April 15th (Monday) to May 6th (Monday, national holiday) 17:30-22:00

▶ Hinokinai River bank (light bulb)

Date and time: April 15th (Monday) to April 30th (Tuesday) 17:30-24:00

▶ Hinokinai River bank downstream of Yokomachi Bridge (LED lighting)

Date and time: April 15th (Monday) to April 30th (Tuesday) 17:30-24:00

▶Food and drink stalls

Date and time: From Monday, April 15th, all day during the period, 9:00-22:00 Location: Sakuranamiki 2nd Parking Lot (Festival Square)
*The park may close earlier depending on the state of the cherry blossoms.

▶Oyamabayashi Stage

Dates: April 20th (Sat), 21st (Sun), 27th (Sat), 28th (Sun), 29th (Mon/Holiday)
Location: Sakuranamiki 2nd Parking Lot (Festival Square) Special Stage and Performing Groups (PDF:46.2KB)

▶Temporary police box and temporary tourist information center

Date and time: April 15th (Monday) - May 5th (Sunday, holiday)
Location: Sakuranamiki 2nd Parking Lot *The temporary police box may close earlier depending on the amount of cherry blossoms falling.

Other related events

We will update this information as soon as it is decided.

▶We are currently looking for general performers for the stage event at "Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival 2024"!

We are looking for people to perform at the stage events of "Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival 2024".
Please click here for more details.

nameDate and TimevenueOrganizer
Yuichi Takai: Around the Monument of DreamsApril 2 (Tue) - June 30 (Sun)Shinchosha Kinen BungakukanShinchosha Kinen Bungakukan
[Contact Information]
Special Exhibition "Uchikake Exhibition"April 6th (Sat) - June 16th (Sun)Kakunodate Kabazaiku DensyokanKakunodate Kabazaiku Densyokan
[Contact Information]
Michinoku's Three Great Cherry Blossom Spots Stamp RallyApril 12th (Fri) - May 31st (Fri)Kakunodate Kabazaiku Densyokan
Tazawako Kunimasu Trout Museum
Michinoku Three Great Cherry Blossom Spots Liaison Committee
A miraculous piano concert reborn with birch craftsApril 13th (Sat), 14th (Sun), 21st (Sun), 26th (Fri), 27th (Sat)
Kakunodate Town Hirafuku Memorial Museum of ArtEnjoying Oto ~Antique Piano and Birch Art Project~
In Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival
Sakura sponge gift
April 15th (Monday) - May 5th (Sunday, National Holiday)
Sakura Festival Temporary Tourist Information Center (Sakura Namiki No. 2 Parking Lot)JAF Akita branch
Child safety license issuance
Sunday, April 14th 9:30-15:00
Semboku City Tourism Ambassador Kozakura Maiko Stage ShowMonday, April 15th 11:00-12:00Sakuranamiki 2nd Parking Lot (Festival Square) Special StageSemboku City Tourism Division [Contact Information]
Nikko Monkey Troop Tarojiro School "Monkey Show"April 16th (Tue) - 23rd (Tue)
Several times a day between 10:00 and 16:00
Hinokinai River riverbedMonkey Enterprise Co., Ltd. [Contact Information]
(Weekdays 10:00-17:00)
Street performance showApril 16th (Tue) - TBD
Several times a day
Hinokinai River riverbedNippon Performance Co., Ltd.
Hirafuku Momoho: Paintings and Tanka -People around Momoho-Friday, April 12th - Sunday, June 23rdHirafuku Memorial Museum of ArtHirafuku Memorial Museum of Art
[Contact Information]
Kakunodate Town Cherry Blossom Viewing Ceremony Tea CeremonyApril 17th (Wed), 18th (Thurs), 20th (Sat), 21st (Sun), 23rd (Tue), 24th (Wed), 27th (Sat), 28th (Sun), 29th (Mon, National Holiday), May 1st (Sun, Wed)Former Ishiguro (Megumi) Family Restaurant [300 yen per seat]Kakunodate Town Tea Ceremony Federation


We will update this information as soon as it is decided.

nameDate and TimevenueOrganizer
"Sakura Rakuichi" Product FairApril 18th (Thurs) - 22nd (Mon)
Former Semboku City Hall Higashi-Shorakucho Building SiteSemboku Commerce and Industry Association
[Contact Information]
Kakunodate Honjo
Cherry Blossom Festival Sister City and Partner City Product Exhibition (Omura City, Nagasaki Prefecture; Hitachiota City, Ibaraki Prefecture; Akita City)April 20th (Sat) - 21st (Sun)
(Hitachiota City will only be selling on the 20th)
Former Semboku City Hall Higashi-Shorakucho Building Site
(South entrance to Bukeyashiki Street)
Semboku City Urban Planning Division [Contact Information]

Traffic Regulation Information (Planned)

▶Samurai Residences Street

Contents : Pedestrian precinct (vehicles not allowed)
Dates : April 20th (Sat), 21st (Sun), 27th (Sat), 28th (Sun), 29th (Mon, holiday)
Regulation time : 10:00-16:00
*If you live in the samurai residence district, the festival organizers will distribute parking tickets for nearby parking lots.

▶ Right bank of the Hinokinai River (Kojo Bridge⇔Yokomachi Bridge)

Details : No entry for vehicles other than residents Dates : April 20th (Sat), 21st (Sun), 27th (Sat), 28th (Sun), 29th (Mon/Holiday)
Regulation time : 10:00-16:00
*The Cherry Blossom Festival organizers will distribute passes to those who live on the right bank of the Hinokinai River.

▶Uchikawa Bridge ⇔ Ochiai Sports Park

Details : No on-street and shoulder parking Dates : April 15th (Monday) to May 5th (Sunday, national holiday)
Regulation time : 10:00-16:00


▶ Sakura-Namiki Paking lot

Business days: Open every day during the period Business hours: 8:30-16:30
*We are considering opening at night from 16:30 to 22:00 during certain periods.
Price: Standard car ¥500
Medium-sized car ¥1,000
Large vehicles: ¥2,000
*From Monday, April 15th to Tuesday, April 30th, priority will generally be given to large buses, but depending on the congestion situation, regular cars may be mixed in.

▶ Bukeyashiki Street Temporary Parking Lot

Business days: April 12 (Friday) to May 5 (Sunday, holiday)
Business hours: 7:30-16:30
*We are considering opening at night from 16:30 to 22:00 during certain periods.
Price: Standard car ¥500

▶Other free temporary parking lots

Kakunodate Higashi Community Center, Ochiai Sports Park, JA Akita Obako Kakunodate Office(Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only)

▶About bicycles and motorcycles

<Bicycles> You can park your bicycle in the Sakura-Namiki Paking lot for free, however, when it is crowded you may be asked to use the free temporary parking lot.
<Motorcycle> Please use the temporary parking lot at Buke Yashiki Street. Fee: Regular car ¥500

About on-demand transportation "Yobunoru Kakunodate"

This is a shared transportation service that operates upon customer reservations.
Reservations can be made via the TOHOKU MaaS website or by phone. In the city area and Nakagawa area, there are free boarding and disembarking areas, so you can get on and off wherever you like.
*During the Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival, there may be some locations where boarding and disembarking is not possible due to traffic restrictions.
Notice to customers using "Yobunoru Kakunodate" during the Cherry Blossom Festival (PDF: 225KB)
For more information, please click here⇒https: //

Regarding use of the Hinokinai River and Tamagawa Riverbank (Kojo Bridge to Ochiai River Park)

  • There will be no access restrictions.
  • There are no restrictions on eating and drinking.
  • Please be mindful of safety when using the facility.
  • Please refrain from open flames.

About temporary toilets

In addition to the permanent toilets in the city, temporary toilets will be set up in the following locations from Monday, April 15th to Tuesday, April 30th (scheduled).

  • Sakuranamiki Parking Lot
  • JA Akita Obako Kakunodate Office Parking Lot
  • Near the former site of the Higashi-Shogakucho government office
  • Petit Phrase Back
  • Buke Yashiki Street Temporary Parking Lot

Please cooperate with infection control measures

  • Please take general precautions to prevent infectious diseases.

For business owners → About opening a food and beverage store

(1) Anyone wishing to set up a food or beverage stall in the Sakuranamiki No. 2 Parking Lot is required to join the stall owners' association.
Please note that food trucks are not allowed to set up stalls in the Sakuranamiki 2nd Parking Lot.

(2) Businesses that do not require a business license under the Food Sanitation Act, such as food trucks and existing stores that have a business license under the Food Sanitation Act, may open stores on private land within the scope of their licenses.

(3) If you are applying to set up a temporary store (such as a food stall) in conjunction with an event held on private land, you must obtain permission to operate a store from your local public health center in accordance with the standards set out in the Food Sanitation Act.

(4) However, in both (2) and (3), in places subject to restrictions under other laws and regulations, such as traditional preservation districts for groups of traditional buildings and their adjacent areas, it is not permitted to open temporary stores as in the past.

Precautions when using drones

[Kakunodate Samurai Residences Street] As this area has been designated an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, flying drones is prohibited.

[Hinokinai River Banks] The cherry blossom trees are a nationally designated scenic spot, so flying drones above them is prohibited.
Generally, flying over rivers is permitted without any notification.

For details, click here ⇒ How to apply and notify popular aerial photography spots


  • When the water level of the Hinokinai River rises, it becomes dangerous, so please do not go near the river.
  • By ordinance, smoking and littering are prohibited on the streets of Buke Yashiki Street.
  • Smoking is also prohibited on city property, including parking lots.


Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Tour Map (PDF:4.53MB)


・Akita Flower Journey 2024
・The three most famous cherry blossom spots in Michinoku
・Now accepting applications for general performers for stage events

Contact Information

Kakunodate Tourism Event Executive Committee (Semboku City Tourism Division) Tel: 0187-43-3352

Event information