In less than a week winter will be (finally!) finished, and little by little everyone will seem to be crazy for flowers: cherry blossoms will be everywhere, parks will be very soon full of people eating, drinking, or just enjoying the hanami, and several theme parties will be planned all around the city. But today i wanna tell you about about something very special; related with flowers, of course, but for sure unique in its genre: the “Shibazakura Hill”!
Shibazakura Hill is an amazing spring sightseeing spot located in Hitsujiyama Park, quite near to Seibu Chichibu station, that is easily accessible trough Seibu Lines from Ikebukuro. A few less than 1 million flowers are in full bloom on this hill from mid-april to early may. Furthermore, nearly one thousand cherry trees, including yoshino cherry, weeping cherry, and double-petal cherry trees, are planted in the park, and they all are supposed to bloom in April.
So, if you are looking for a very particular sightseeing spot, try a trip to Shibazakura Hill, you won`t be disappointed!