Early flowering cherry blossoms in Ichinoseki-Harane

Ichinoseki-Harane is a place about 3,000 square meters where 120 Harumeki Zakura (early flowering cherry trees same as Kawazu Zakura) are planted on the slopes of the Nuda Hills in Minami Ashigara city near Tokyo.
Harumeki means “spring is just around the corner” in Japanese.
It isn’t a popular tourist destination, but if you are familiar with Japan it’s worth visiting.

13 March 2019

Cherry blossoms in Ichinoseki-Harane
I really like this photo spot on the bridge where I can overlook the pink carpet.
There were many people than the last year.
Maybe it is gradually getting popular as a nice cherry blossom viewing spot.

14 March 2018

Cherry blossoms in Ichinoseki-Harane Cherry blossoms in Ichinoseki-Harane
The scenery from a road in below.
Canola flowers were also blooming in some places.

Cherry blossoms in Ichinoseki-Harane
Best photo spot of here is on the bridge in a red circle.

Cherry blossoms in Ichinoseki-Harane
I took this photo by iPhone7 Plus without zoom.
I considered the composition based on the grid lines when I took this picture.
(Settings → Photos & Camera → Grid)
I Put the cherry trees on the center square (red circle) as the lead.
To put the thing you focus on the center is a basic of good composition.
And I put the person who walked a path on the line in the lower left (green circle).
You can take a beautiful photo by putting a supporting role things on the line in the lower left, upper left, lower right or upper right.

Cherry blossoms in Ichinoseki-Harane
I retouched a picture by the Enlight App.
I set a high value on saturation as this picture wasn’t bright enough. by kind of backlit.


Admission Fee


Access by bus

Sekimoto Bus Stop in front of Daiyuzan Station of Daiyuzan Line → 3 minutes by Hakone Tozan Bus bound for Shin-Matsuda Station → Ashigara-Koko-Mae Bus Stop → 1 minute walk
Shin Matsuda Station of Odakyu Line → 9 minutes by Hakone Tozan Bus bus bound for Sekimoto →  Ashigara-Koko-Mae Bus Stop → 1 minute walk

Access by a car

15 minute drive from the Oimatsuda IC (Tomei Expressway)
There is a few free parking space under the bridge.

Cherry blossoms in Ichinoseki-Harane

Free parking space

Cherry blossoms in Ichinoseki-Harane

Free parking space



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