I shot a video of the Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi in Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture, and the Motoara River Cherry Blossom Trees in Konosu City, which I wanted to visit once among the many cherry blossom viewing spots in Saitama Prefecture Japan.
Motoara River Cherry Blossom Trees (Kounosu City, Saitama Prefecture Japan)
This is a cherry blossom viewing spot with about 500 cherry blossom trees lined up on both banks of the Motoara River, which runs through the residential area near JR Fukiage Station, for about 2.5km.
There are plenty of places to see the cherry blossoms on the bank or on the promenade along the river, and there are 17 bridges of various sizes in the Fukiage area alone.
You can enjoy various landscapes depending on the season, such as a water mirror where flowers are reflected on the river surface when it is in full bloom, and a flower raft where the water surface is dyed pink.
Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi (Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture)
Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi, which has been certified as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots, has an amazing collaboration of about 500 Yoshino cherry trees that bloom over 2km on the bank of Arakawa and yellow canola blossoms that bloom close to each other.
This area was known as a famous place for cherry blossoms in the Edo period, but it overcame hardships such as death in the Meiji period and burning in the Taisho period.
When the Arakawa River was renovated in 1952, cherry trees were planted as part of the Kumagaya City 20th Anniversary Project, and it became the current Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi.