Feel the Edo spring with cherry blossoms in Kawagoe
■ Kita-in Temple
The best time to visit is from the end of March to the beginning of April. The contrast between the scarlet building and pink cherry blossoms is beautiful and worth seeing. In addition, the cherry blossoms that you see from the remains of the Edo Castle make you feel like a shogun from the Edo period.
Furthermore, when the cherry blossoms bloom, many restaurants open on the premises, so please enjoy cherry blossom viewing together with Japanese people.
■ Shingashi River behind the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom on both sides of the Shingashi River behind the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. When the cherry blossoms envelope the whole area, the river becomes pure white and is breathtaking. If you are lucky, you might be able to get on a boat during the weekends.