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Cherry Blossom Route

  • Route Distance450 km
  • Riding Time11 hours

Ride among the sakura during cherry blossom season!

Cherry blossom season in Fukushima Prefecture begins in early April and lasts until the end of the month. Optimal viewing dates vary according to location, so we are listing the best times for each based on the average year. Depending on the weather conditions of a particular year, the timing of the cherry blossom season may vary somewhat.

Please note that times displayed on this page should be treated as estimates for how long it will take to tour this route by motorbike. When planning your route, it’s important to consider the condition of Japanese roads, and to allow for time at sightseeing spots. We estimate that touring at a reasonable pace, you can cover around 200 km/day. Try putting together a touring itinerary suited to your own personal travel style.

Fukushima Station

Fukushima City

4.00 km, 12 minutes

Hanamiyama Park

Fukushima City

42.4 km, 58 minutes

Kassenba's Weeping Cherry Tree

Nihonmatsu City

21.6 km, 30 minutes

Tenjin Meoto Cherry Blossom

Koriyama City

10.3 km, 20 minutes

Miharu Takizakura

Miharu Town

51.2 km, 70 minutes

The Cherry Tree of Koshidai

Furudono Town

96.9 km, 130 minutes

To-no-Hetsuri Crags

Shimogo Town

10.4 km, 16 minutes


Shimogo Town

41.1 km, 65 minutes

Miyagawa Senbonzakura

Aizu-Misato Town

10.5 km, 22 minutes

Tsurugajo Castle

Aizu-Wakamatsu City

21.6 km, 34 minutes

Bannai Shokudo

Kitakata City

7.37 km, 15 minutes

Koibito-zaka ("Lovers' Slope")

Kitakata City

20.6 km, 27 minutes


Bandai Town

15.8 km, 24 minutes

Goshiki-numa Ponds

Kitashiobara Village

19.5 km, 28 minutes

Mt. Bandai Municipal Meadow

Bandai Town

11.3 km, 20 minutes

Kannonji River Cherry Trees

Inawashiro Town

59.3 km, 70 minutes

Marusei Orchard

Fukushima City

7.68 km, 16 minutes

Mt.Shinobu Park

Fukushima City

6 km, 13 minutes

Fukushima Station

Fukushima City

Renting a motorbike near Narita Airport

If you plan to rent a motorbike near Narita Airport, we recommend that you refer to the following information regarding touring routes. We suggest combining the Diamond Route, which is posted on this website, with the Fall Foliage Route.

Leaving from Narita Airport:
Step 1. Ride from Rental 819 Narita Airport Branch to To-no-hetsuri Crags (both featured in the Diamond Route).
Step 2. Travel full-circle on the Fall Foliage Route travelling in a clockwise direction around the stops, starting and finishing at To-no-hetsuri Crags.

Returning to Narita Airport:
Step 1. Use Google Maps or a similar navigational service to select the best route for you to get to Yunodake Observatory, which is mentioned in the second half of the Diamond Route.
Step 2. Follow the Diamond Route itinerary and finish your route at Rental 819 Narita Airport Branch.

Diamond Route→https://www.tif.ne.jp/riders/en/route/disp.html?id=138
Bike rental shops near Narita Airport→https://www.rental819.com/english/area/shopinfo.php?tenpoid=00119&area=3

Renting a motorbike near Sendai

Many of the routes on this site start in Fukushima City. If you plan to rent a motorbike in Sendai City, we suggest you use Google Maps, or a similar navigation service, to make your way to Fukushima City. You can take the expressway between Sendai City and Fukushima City.

Bike rental shops near Sendai→https://www.rental819.com/english/area/shopinfo.php?tenpoid=02103&area=3