Travel Kawazu Sakura Festival March 01, 2019 / by Junko ‘Kawazu-zakura (河津桜)’, early-blooming cherry trees @Kawazu, Shizuoka prefecture🌸🌸🌸 Kawazu-zakura starts blooming earlier than other types of cherry trees and lasts longer (for about a month). Kawazu Sakura Festival takes place in February and lasts until the middle of March. This cherry blossoms have deeper pink in color. Absolutely breathtaking! You will find rows of cherry trees line up approximately 4km along the river and many food stalls. We enjoyed the beautiful blossoms so as well with the yummy local food 😋 ‘Taiyaki’ (fish-shaped cake with red bean filling). Baked ‘Sakura mochi’ (rice cake) It takes about 2.5 hours from Tokyo by train but well worth the journey! Junko There are so many Japanese dishes and cultures that are not well known outside of Japan and I’m happy to introduce them to you! If you tested any of our recipes feel free to send us a photo and your comments and we will be happy to publish them, even if it wasn't a complete success! :) Seeking the best balance of being free and living a stable life in this busy city, I enjoy kitchen gardening to deepen my connection with nature. Lately, I enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been and dancing Salsa/Kizomba there. Always a traveler at heart. Freelance web/graphic designer. Coffee & chocolate addict.