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Chūbu Region

Shizuoka

Kawazu

Kawazu

Kawazu is a town located on the east coast of Izu Peninsula, facing Sagami Bay and the Pacific Ocean, in Shizuoka Prefecture.

The town has a temperate maritime climate characterized by hot summers and short cool winters, with the weather moderated by the effects of the warm current offshore.

Parts of the town are within the limits of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

The area is noted for a large number of hot springs. Due to warm temperature, Kawazu cherry blossoms bloom from early February through early March, for about a month.

The Kawazu cherry trees have the characteristic of large pink flowers.

The rows of the cherry trees continue along the Kawazu River for about three kilometers in the town.

The Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival is held every year from February 10 through March 10.

Despite the cold weathter, numbers of visitors enjoy the cherry blossom viewing.

The cherry trees are beautifully illuminated at night and captivate anyone who sees them.