Discover the best top things to do in Sakura, Japan including National Museum of Japanese History, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura Furusato Square, Sakura Castle Site Park, Samurai Houses, Sakura Tulip Festa, Sakura Kusabue no Oka, Sakura Garden, Sakura Museum, Sakura Juntendo Memorial Hall.
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4.5 based on 146 reviews
We spent a couple of hours there and could have easily spent twice as long .
This is a very big building and traces Japanese history basically from the first inhabitants up to modern times. It covers all aspects of Japenese culture and lifestyle. The displays are terrific and there are a couple of big town models that give you a good idea of life at that time .
We had the audio guides and found them a great help.
Admittance price is 420 yen per person,
If you are into museums and history you will love this one but give yourself plenty of time. We did not get to see it all so next time will allow more time. This is a must visit for anyone interested in Japan.
4.5 based on 100 reviews
We enjoyed the floral art display in May. We are not great lovers of modern art which this museum does have. We really enjoyed walking the grounds and getting a sorbert at the cafe.
4 based on 88 reviews
This 'groundsailer' windmill gift from Holland is locally popular with flower festivals throughout the year. There is a bike path & boats in the nearby river so these opportunities exist although we didn't see them being used while we were there. Most everyone was just walking from the cozy store (picnic tables outside) to the windmill and back.
To go upstairs in the windmill one has to change into slippers. My teen boys find this slipper thing more interesting than the actual sites usually... Good thing it's free.
This place is easier to access by car but I understand that during festivals there are buses running from the train stations to here (for about 100-en you get on the 'furusato hiroba' bus). There might be buses all year but I'm not sure. Also, downstairs from the JR Sakura north exit there are bike rentals for the day (500-en) which could be another way to get there.
4 based on 94 reviews
We spent a bit of time here and bought lunch from one of the food vendors there on the day.
We then did what the Japanese have been doing for century's we sat under the Cherry blossom and had a picnic like hundreds of others were. It was a bit unreal but soo peacefull even though the place was full.how marvellous that people of vision planted all these Cherry Trees generation ago .
Their are a couple of nice statues near the entry of the American and Japanese guy who worked out and signed the agreement for Japan to open her doors and start trading with America , have a look and read the history of it. Very nice place to go and relax .
3.5 based on 40 reviews
This was my 3rd visit to these houses along the one street. I like that they are the actual locations of these houses and the enbankments are still there. I was told that this & other entrance features had to do with horses.
The fee is nominal (about 200-en for adults), youth are free on Saturdays, and these types of places tend to be closed on Mondays. Anyway, good idea to check schedules of any places before going through trains, buses & translations.
I haven't gotten to Sakura Castle yet but have been satisfied just going through these residences. There are other samurai residences scattered around town but I like how these 'buke yashiki' are an actual neighborhood.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
A festival held at Sakura Furusato Square in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture every April. Against the background of the Dutch windmill standing in Lake Inbanuma, about 700,000 tulips of 70 species bloom in vivid colors. During the festival you can rent Dutch costumes and take commemorative photos against the background of the windmill and the tulip fields. In addition, you can pick tulips to buy, there are street organ Performances that transport you to the Netherlands, and with such one-night-only events as an illumination and a mini fireworks display, the venue is crowded with many people every year.
Spring in Japan continues with or without the cherry blossoms. Most of the times, people assumed that spring is over once the sakura blooms fall. But there are still lots of flowers all over Japan this season. Just like the tulips which are currently taking the centerstage in Kanagawa prefecture.
At Sakura Oldness and Open Space in Chiba, an annual Sakura Tulip Festival was held. A small part of the field was converted into a mini-Holland the complete with a symbolic windmill.
The field is not that big and there are lots of space to shoot especially to photo enthusiasts like me. It is also a family friendly area. There's a picnic space for those who just want to enjoy the weather. Also, no need to bring food and drinks as there are small stores around the area.
A place I can recommend during spring. You can enjoy the other side of Japan - celebrating tulips and not cherry blossoms. There are cherry blossoms trees though. So the place is busy from March to April I guess.
Transportation is quite easy. From the station (Keisei Sakura), there's a bus available to bring you to the field. Last bus is 6 pm though. If you miss the bus, you have to walk to the station (30 mins or more).
4 based on 31 reviews
3.5 based on 29 reviews
This is not a big museum, but rather an exposition venue. Very well tended, with extremely polite and attentive personel. We saw an expo on cycling that was near-perfect, with the possibility to ride ancient models (or their copies). Fun. The walk from the Keisei train station was interesting, with the small town unfolding before us. We even found a liquor store that carried Hibiki scotch, almost impossible to find nowadays in Japan. We happened to visit on "Free Museum Day". It seemed to me that the staff was even happier than us about that! Great fun. About a one hour visit.
4 based on 24 reviews
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