Shinmachi Cherry Blossom Festival
Shinmachi Sakura Matsuri at JGSDF (Japan Ground Self-Defense Force) Camp Shinmachi.
Enjoy cherry blossoms while walking around the base. Self-defense force demonstrations and vehicles are on display and you can have photos with Japanese commandos. The festival is held in April every year.
About 2 hours by train from Tokyo (JR Keihin-Tohoku Line and JR Takasaki Line), at Shinmachi, Gunma Prefecture. The town was merged into the expanded city of Takasaki.
Photos: Junko Nagata © Japanbyweb.com