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Type
Park
Location
Sakura(Cherry Blossoms) Park, Atok, Benguet, Philippines
Distance From City Center
1.1 km
Family Friendly
No
Area
2.067 sq km
Average rating
4.0
Number of reviews
107

Sakura Park

Now, Filipinos and tourists won’t need to book a flight to Japan to get a glimpse of this delicate flower as cherry blossom-producing trees have been planted at the Benguet-Kochi Sisterhood Park or commonly known as Sakura Park in Paoay, Atok, Benguet. 

The tree species were from Japan were planted in commemoration of 40 years of strong ties between the province of Benguet and the Kochi prefecture of Japan.

In 2015, over 100 sakura trees were initially planted but only a few of them survived because it was not the right season. In 2016, two varieties of cherry blossom were again planted namely the Yakiwari Sakura, which bears pink flowers, and the Sindaya Sakura, which give off white blossoms. Over 40 of these trees were planted on that year and were expected to bloom in 3 years.

 

How to get there

The Sakura Park is just a 2-3 hour drive away from the summer capital of Baguio city. You can join a guided tour that includes this attraction in their itinerary or by riding a van going to Atok from Baguio.

 

Best time to visit

The park is situated at 2,000 meters above sea level, with cold temperatures fitting for the sakura trees to grow and bloom its flowers. It is best visited during the sprouting season from March to April.

 

Entrance fee

There is a minimum entrance fee to the attraction.

Frequently asked questions

What is the significance of the Sakura Park?

The Sakura or cherry blossom flower has long been a symbol of Japan and has become a drawing factor for many tourists, which is why locals won’t need to book a flight to Japan to get a glimpse of this gorgeous flower because of the existing cherry blossom-producing trees in Benguet province.

What can you see inside the Park aside from cherry blossoms?

The area surrounding the Benguet-Kochi Sisterhood Park are vast vegetable and flower farms, popularly known for rows and rows of cabbage rose and other flowering plants that perfectly bloom given the temperatures and soil conditions of the region. Livestock such as cows and goats can also be seen grazing around the area.

Are there accommodations inside Sakura Park?

Camping is allowed at the park and several nipa huts are also present for relaxing. A bed and breakfast is soon to open to accommodate more tourists who wish to see the sakura flowers.