Cherry Blossoms in Yuzawa

Spring is well and truly here in Yuzawa. We've had some temperatures up to 23 degrees, and the cherry blossoms are now in full bloom here in the valley. It is a rare chance to combine skiing and cherry blossom viewing. Luckily there are a few resorts still open. Kandatsu, GALA Yuzawa, Tashiro, and Kagura are still going strong and skiing well. They all plan to be open until the end of Golden Week, and Kagura until almost the end of May.

If you happen to be in Yuzawa this weekend there is also the Yuzawa Flower Festival on Saturday in Chuo Park by the Culture Centre, which also happens to be one of the best cherry blossom viewing areas in town. There'll be local food, a few different performances, and a really laid back atmosphere. It should run from about 1030 -1500, so get some skiing in at one of the Yuzawa resorts and then come for a delicious late lunch and some cherry blossoms.