Considering that Cherry Blossoms last for just about a week, it is practically impossible to visit all the popular spots. So last Spring, while I visited some spots with my family during weekend, I also got to visit couple of spots on week days with my friends, most of them expats like me. One such place that I visited with my friends was the Togokusan Fruits Park.
Not essentially a Cherry Blossom viewing spot, the park is an Agriculture Park established in 1980 in the city's Moriyama ward. But it is very popular as a Cherry Blossom viewing spot. Some pictures from the park :
The Park is well known among locals for a particular type of Cherry Blossom, the weeping Cherry tree, known as Shidarezakura in Japanese.
The best part was that the Shidarezakura start to bloom a little later than the regular Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms.
There were flowers of many kinds in the park
The park comprises of 15 orchards of different kinds of fruits- Pears, Apples and Peaches being the prominent one's. The Park also has an 'Orchard of the World' featuring plants native to the tropical regions. Mangoes, Jackfruits and Papaya, not commonly found in Japan can be seen in this orchard.
The park also has a Japanese Garden and fields of flowers and shops selling the park's produce.
Opening Hours : 9:00-16:30 hrs
Closed : Mondays
Admission : Free ; (Adult 300 yen - for World Tropical fruits Greenhouse)
Parking : Paid parking available
Address : Aichi Prefecture, 463-0001, Nagoya, Moriyama Ku, Oaza-Kamishidami, Aza-Togoku, 2110,