Cherry Blossoms At The April Tamba Sasayama Cherry Blossom Festival!

800 Cherry Blossoms In Bloom At The Tanba Sasayama Cherry Blossom Festival

The Tamba Sasayama Cherry Blossom Festival is held during the second weekend of April, when the cherry blossoms decorate the castle town with Sasayama Castle at its center, at Sasayama Castle Sannomaru Square.

A pleasure of Tanba Sasayama is matching your spirit with the approximately 800 cheerful Yoshino cherry blossoms. Indulge in food before flowers! From menus that use special products such as hanami (flower viewing) lunch boxes, Sasayama beef and wild boar meat from well-known Sasayama stores, local sake, tea ceremonies where you can appreciate Tamba Sasayama tea, to sweets such as sakuramochi (bean paste rice cakes wrapped in a preserved cherry leaf) from well-established Japanese and Western confectionaries.

The Spring Tamba Pottery Market, unique to Tamba Sasayama, is also held at the venue. It is a direct-sales market hosted by long-standing potteries in the Kondacho Tachikui area. Tamba pottery is popular for its ornamental usage, not to mention its practicality. It is a busy corner every year.

A Performance Of Sasayama’s Famous Dekansho Song

A dance performance of the Dekansho Song, a Sasayama folk song, is performed on an outdoor stage as the cherry blossoms bloom. Sasayama’s city mascots Maruino and Mamerin also make appearances.

Calming and beautiful cherry blossoms can be enjoyed at night.

The dates and details of the event may differ depending on the year. Please check the official Tanba Sasayama Tourism Association website for details.


Name: Tanba Sasayama Cherry Blossom Festival
Address: Sasayama, Kitashinmachi Sasayama Castle Sannomaru Square
Phone: 079-506-1535 (Tanba Sasayama Tourism Association), 079-552-3380 (Sasayama Tourism Information Desk)
Website: (English)
Access: Exit at Sasayamaguchi Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line, approximately a 5 minute walk from the Nikaimachi stop bound for the Shinki Green Bus Sasayama Business Office
Date: The second weekend of April