Cherry Blossom Spots in Shimane

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Cherry blossoms are come into full bloom from the end of May to the beginning of April in Shimane.
Listed below are the recommended cherry blossom viewing spots, some of them are the highlights of Shimane.

Matsue Castle

Matsue Castle
Matsue Castle
and Matsue Castle Grounds
[map]
Best Season : From the end of March to the beginning of April

 

Tamatsukuri Onsen Riverside

Tamatsukuri cherry blossoms
Tamayu River Bank in the Tamatsukuri Onsen area [map]
Best Season : From the beginning to the middle of April
* Cherry trees are illuminated at night (18:30~22:00) untill the middle of April

 

Senjyu-in Temple

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Senju-in Temple
[map]
Senju-in Temple is hidden spot which is famous for 200 year-old weeping cherry trees. Japanese tea ceremony are set during the cherry season. This temple is located uphill near the Matsue Castle so visitors can have a great view of the castle.
Best Season : From the end of March to the beginning of April

 

 

Hi River Bank (the best 100 cherry spots in Japan)

Cherry Trees in Mitoya
Rows of cherry trees along the Hi River Bank [map]
Best Season : From the beginning to the middle of April

 

Gyoikoh-cherry blossom with yellow-green flowers (the latter half of April)

Gyoiko’ is  one of the most rare species of cherry with yellow-green flowers. Its blooming season comes after ordinary cherry blossoms  from the latter half of April.
Venue : Mitoya River Bank [map]
Best Season : The latter half of April

cherry blossoms

 

 

 Kiyomizudera Temple

Kiyomizudera Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple [map]
Best Season : From the beginning of April to the middle of April

 

 

Washibara Park (Tsuwano)

Archery on a hource back
Wasibara Park [map]
Best Season : From the end of the March to the beginning of April

 

 

Oki Islands

Oki ShrineOki Shrine [map]
Best Season : From the beginning of April to the middle of April