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Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Japan Mint
April 12, 2017 - April 18, 2017Free
Every year, the Hiroshima branch of the Japan Mint in Itsukaichi opens up its grounds to the public to enjoy the 56 varieties of cherry blossoms while they are at full bloom.
The blossoms tend of come into full bloom later than those in Hiroshima city center, so although you wont find the party atmosphere of peak hanami season (food and drink is not allowed in the grounds), it is a good place to catch the blooms if you have missed them elsewhere, or if you just want a second helping.
The grounds are open to the public April 12-18 and the gates are open from 10am until 8pm with the blossoms illuminated after dark (visitors are asked to enter
View photos of the beautiful cherry blossoms at the mint here.
- Shuttle buses run from Itsukaichi JR Station North Exit (kita-guchi) to the Mint 09:45-17:45 every 20 minutes (¥160 one way) during the opening
- Shuttle buses run from the Mint to Itsukaichi JR Station North Exit (kita-guchi) 09:55-17:55 every 20 minutes (¥160 one way) during the opening