Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossom Path in Fukushima Prefecture!
This video, titled "[4K Video] 2017 Kitakata Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree Path Kitakata-shi, Fukushima" (【4K映像】2017喜多方しだれ桜並木), is a movie showing the beautiful weeping cherry blossoms at a promenade in Fukushima, in full bloom.
The Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossom Path ranks #1 for "Famous Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots That Japanese People Want to Visit the Most," #1 for "Most Popular Cherry Blossom Viewing Spot in the Tohoku region"(東北地方, Tohokuchiho), is "The Cherry Blossom Viewing Spot in the Tohoku Region That People Want to Visit the Most," and is a breathtaking sight that should definitely be on your bucket list.
The Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossom Path
Photo：A woman enjoying a row of cherry blossom trees
The Japanese National Railways Nicchu Line used to pass through Kitakata, Fukushima Prefecture in the Tohoku region, but is now discontinued.
The ruins of the Japanese National Railway's Nicchu Line, which was abandoned in 1984 was subsequently transformed into the "Nicchu Railway Line Memorial Cycling Pedestrians' Path" (日中線記念自転車歩行者道, Nitchusenkinenjitenshahokoshado).
More than 1,000 cherry blossom trees are planted along the 3-kilometer promenade!
In the spring, as you can see in the video, the pink cherry blossoms burst into bloom and create a beautiful cherry blossom tunnel that is nothing short of breathtaking.
Things to Do Near the Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossom Path
Every year in Kitakata, a project called "Hospitality with Flowers Kitakata" is held, and street stalls pop up along the promenade in the tourism season.
You can see this at 0:43 in the video.
It's wonderful to visit during the cherry blossom season and also when the cherry blossoms are just starting to fall, creating a blizzard of cherry blossom petals.
There is also a steam locomotive midway through the promenade, as you can see from 2:00 in the video.
This steam locomotive used to run on the Nicchu Line.
The contrast between the pink weeping cherry blossoms and the black steam locomotive is perfect, so be sure to get a photo for your Instagram.
Because the Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossom Path in Fukushima is a promenade, it cannot be used for parties.
Summary of the Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossom Path in Fukushima
Photo：Yoshino cherry trees・Nicchu Line steam locomotive
There are many places in Japan where you can view cherry blossoms, such as weeping cherry blossoms or Yoshino cherry blossoms, burst into bloom.
Among them, the Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossom Path is a place that will have you thinking "I'm glad I came here."
Be sure to check the bloom forecast on the news or bloom forecast websites and visit the Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossom Path when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom!
◆Fukushima Prefecture Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossom Path｜General Information◆
【Address】Jioshikirihigashi, Kitakata, Fukushima: Jisuwa,etc.
【Blooming Period】The middle to the end of April
【Night Cherry Blossom Lighting】 None
【Access】A five-minute walk off the Banetsusai Line from Kitakata Station
【Parking】Available: Kitakata Commercial High School Ruins Temporary Tourism Parking Spot, etc. (Free)
【Bathrooms】Inside Kitakata Plaza, etc.
【Official Website】Nicchu Line Weeping Cherry Blossom Path – Kitakata Tourism and Local Products Association