Sakura in Sado 2016

Happen to be in Sado during early -mid April? Wondering where to go to see Sakura flowers? I’ve compiled a list of some of the places famous for Sakura in Sado (those easily accessible by local route bus). But of course you will be able to see the flowers almost everywhere during the month of April! Enjoy hanami (cherry blossoms viewing) under the lovely Sakura flowers or sakura illumination light up at night (Mano Park – dates to be confirm; Sado Kinzan). One thing good about hanami in Sado is that it’s not going to be as crowded compared to big cities like Tokyo!

Mano Park

Mano Park sakura
With about 2000 Sakura trees, this park is no doubt the most popular Sakura spot in Sado. So when it a good time to come? Due to a warm winter this year, it is estimated that the flowers will bloom a little bit earlier as compared to previous year – around the second week of April. Do plan a trip down to Mano park if you happen to be in Sado during that period!
Estimated Blooming: mid-April
Bus Line: Minamisen Line
Bus Stop: 歴史伝説館 Rekishi Densetsukan (operates during weekends and national holidays only)

Sado Kinzan Gold Mine
Sado Kinzan sakura
Look out for the beautiful Sakura trees around Sado Kinzan Gold Mine. And if you happen to be in Sado during 16 – 24 April, do drop by the gold mine for Sakura illumination which starts from 7pm to about 930pm.
Estimated Blooming: mid-April
Bus Line: Honsen Line, Nanaura-kaigan Line
Bus Stop: 佐渡金山 Sado Kinzan (limited timings during weekdays)

Toki no mori koen Park
Toki no mori koen sakura

Rows of Sakura trees around the two facilities in the park.
Estimated Blooming: mid-April
Bus Line: Minamisen Line
Bus Stop: トキの森公園 Toki-no-mori koen

Lake Kamo
Lake Kamo sakura

Bus Line:
Route along Minamisen Line

Sado Oiran Sakura Matsuri 
Date: 17 April (Sun)
Bus Line: Ogi Line
Bus Stop: Ichinomiya Iriguchi

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