Shinmachi Cherry Blossom Festival


Shinmachi Sakura Matsuri at JGSDF (Japan Ground Self-Defense Force) Camp Shinmachi, 6-7 April 2019.

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 annual.
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.

Takasaki is famous as the hometown of the Daruma doll.
Takasaki is famous as the hometown of the Daruma doll.

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Photos: Junko Nagata © Japanbyweb.com