Sakura cherry blossoms at Ushita Sogo Koen Park

Ushita Sogo Koen Park has many large, beautiful cherry tress are laden with gorgeous blossoms during sakura season and is a relatively off-the-radar hanami spot behind Higashi-ku Sports Center and Big Wave.

It’s a great place for either a picnic or a walk up to Mitate-yama which has great views over the city.

Read our full guide to hanami in Hiroshima here.

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of and loves running in the mountains.