Sakura at Yasuno Station

Shut down in 2003, when the train line between Kabe and Sandankyo Gorge was closed, Yasuno Station has been preserved as a picnic spot popular with train spotters and flower lovers. It looks lovely throughout the year, but is particularly stunning during cherry blossom season. [日本語]

Yasuno Station in Kake, Akiota, about 30km from Hiroshima city center. It takes about 50min to drive by car.

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.