[Scenic Touring] [Shizuoka Prefecture] Motorcycle trip to Kakitagawa Park! The heart of Japan: An emotional journey through cherry blossoms

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I rode a motorcycle and went on a tour to Kakitagawa Park in Shizuoka Prefecture.

This time, we will introduce the charms of Kakitagawa Park and things to keep in mind when visiting by bike.


What is Kakitagawa Park?

Kakitagawa Park is a park located in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

This park stretches for approximately 1km on both banks of the Kakita River, one of Japan’s three major clear streams, and is known as a famous cherry blossom viewing spot.

Approximately 1,000 Yoshino cherry trees bloom every year from late March to early April, attracting many tourists.

Kakitagawa Park is also a park rich in nature, where you can observe wild birds such as kingfishers and ducks.

Route to Kakitagawa Park

It takes about 2 hours from central Tokyo to Kakitagawa Park by expressway.

The starting point is from Tokyo Station’s Yaesu Exit and run along the Tomei Expressway to Shizuoka IC.

From Shizuoka IC, take National Route 1 towards Kakitagawa Park and arrive at Kakitagawa Park in about 30 minutes.

Highlights of Kakitagawa Park


The highlight of Kakitagawa Park is its cherry blossoms.

Every year during the cherry blossom season, the area is lit up, creating a magical atmosphere.

Kakitagawa Park also has a variety of facilities, including promenades and plazas, where you can enjoy a stroll or a picnic.

Motorcycle parking lot at Kakitagawa Park

Kakitagawa Park has a parking lot for motorcycles.

The parking lot is located near the park entrance and can accommodate approximately 100 cars.

Parking fee is free.


Kakitagawa Park is also a recommended spot for motorcycle touring.

You can spend a fulfilling time enjoying the cherry blossoms and nature, taking a walk, and having a picnic.