Somei-Yoshino cherry trees, among the four other varieties, planted in groups, making it the longest cherry blossom viewing passage in western Japan.
Ono city is located in the Kita-Harima region in Hyogo prefecture. It is surrounded by rich natural environment. You should come and walk around the remaining virgin landscape of Japan. It is worth to visit while relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can also enjoy eating local foods and talking to the local people.
Ono cherry-blossom-viewing corridor (おの桜つづみ回廊) is a total of 650 cherry trees line up. It stretches of 4km along upstream to downstream of the river, and surrounded parks. During late march to early April, they make it the longest cherry-blossom corridor in Western Japan.
Ono cherry-blossom-viewing corridor
Visitors can enjoy 5 different spices of cherry trees such as Somei-Yoshino, Edo-Higan, Oshima, Yae-Beni-Shidare, and Omoigawa. As a result, 5 different cherry trees bloom in seasonal order to let us enjoy the flowers-viewing longer. Among them, Somei-Yoshino is the most popular cherry tree in Japan. Somei-Yoshino trees come with slightly pink, almost white. And it makes a beautiful tunnel on the corridor. Also weeping cherry trees make a graceful elegant atmosphere on the path. We highly recommend If you visit Himeji Castle or stay in the area between Himeji and Kobe. You may enjoy walking the longest cherry blossom passage in the Kansai area without a crowd.
Address : Suminagacho, Ono, Hyogo 675-1368
Access : 20-minute walk (1.5 km) from Ao station on the JR Kakogawa line. (About 1-hour from JR Sannomiya, and 50-minute from JR Himeji)