the springtime gets close, many Japanese look forward to cherry blossoms. And
on knowing their bloom, people go on an O-hanami (cherry blossom viewing). This
custom is said to date back to the 9th century by the then
aristocrats (before that time, plum blossoms were preferred), and by the 17th
century it became popular among the public.
don’t you try O-hanami in this springtime? Here are popular O-hanami spots in
or near Funabashi.
Ebigawa River Jogging
Take any Shin-keisei bus from No. 4 stand of the bus terminal at
North Exit of JR Funabashi Sta. and get off at “Funabashi Chuo-Ichiba” bus
stop. Your walk along the Ebigawa River toward north will get you an O-hanami
spot with 500 cherry trees on both sides of the river.
Otaki Koen (park)
Take any Shin-keisei bus from No. 5 stand of the same bus
terminal, and get off at “Otaki Fudo” bus stop, or get off at “Taki Fudo” Sta.
of the Shin-keisei line train. 100 cherry trees.
Undo Koen (park)
Take Shin-keisei bus at No. 3, (or No.5, 6, 7) stand of the same
bus terminal, and get off at “Taiikukan-Mae” bus stop. Make sure the bus goes
to your destination by asking a bus driver/nearby passenger, because some bus
does not go there. 300 cherry trees.
Take Shin-keisei bus for “Secomedic Byoin” from “Misaki” Sta. of
the Shin-keisei line train and get off at “Andersen Park” bus stop. 800 cherry
Gyoda Koen (park)
Take Keisei bus at No. 3 stand of the bus terminal at the North
Exit of JR Nishi-Funabshi Sta. and get off at “Gyoda Danchi” terminal. 250
“Sakura Dori Avenue
(with 600 cherry trees)”, one of Japan’s Best 100 Avenues, and “Niju
Mori-to Hiroba”, or “21st Century’s Forest and Plaza
Park”. 100 cherry trees.
Take Musashino line train at JR Nishi-funabashi Sta. Get off at
JR “Shin-Yahashira” Sta., or you may get off at “Yabashira” Sta. of the
Shin-keisei line train.