Tunnel of Cherry Blossom and Chozu-Zakura Are Wonderful -Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa-
May 15th, 2016
Yushun Sakura Road (優駿さくらロード) in Urakawa is located in the northwestern part of Cape Erimo. About 1000 cherry trees are planted along a road with about 3 km in length from an entrance of Yushun-no-Sato Park (優駿の里公園) to Hidaka Training Ranch (日高育成牧場ま) and the Yushun Sakura Road is a famous place for cherry blossoms in Hidaka, too. Because the width of the road is narrower than Shizunai Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki (静内二十間道路桜並木), a famous place for cherry blossoms, the Yushun Sakura Road looks like a tunnel of the cherry blossoms. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom from early May to mid May, and Urakawa Sakura Festival (浦河桜まつり) is held at that time. The Yushun Sakura Road seems to be lit up in the evening. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.
Japan Racing Association built an observatory at the Hidaka Training Ranch, and visitors can use it freely. Open period: 04/01～10/31, Open hours: 08:00- 16:00. A cherry tree named Choju-Zakura (Longevity Cherry Tree) with about 8.5 m in height and over 100 years old is planted near the observatory, and visitors can enjoy wonderful shape of branches forked into about 2 part. A horse is set out to pasture near the Choju-Zakura, Too. But the horse may turn restive if visitors get too close, Beware of the horse.
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking lot is provided (370 cars)|
|Business hours||Open for 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open years all round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||564 418 181*63|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Urakawa.
|Urakawa Wellington Hotel(浦河ウエリントンホテル)|
|Urakawa Yushun Village Aeru(うらかわ優駿ビレッジアエル)|
|Horse Village Uma-no-Yado(ホースヴィレッジ馬の宿)|
|Hotel East(ホテル イースト)|
A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here
Hokkaido Cherry Tree