The position of Sakura is very important in Japan. In many animations, Sakura even plays certain roles and meanings. The blooming season in Hokkaido this year is a week earlier than in previous years. The best place for viewing cherry blossoms: Matsumae Park, Matsumae Town has more than 10,000 cherry blossoms of 250 kinds. It is one of the 100 famous cherry blossoms in Japan. It is located at the southernmost point of Hokkaido and is called sakura. Town of. The cherry blossom festival is held every year from late April for about 3 weeks. Transportation: At JR Kikonai Station, take the bus bound for Matsumae. It takes about an hour and a half to arrive at Matsushiro Station. Get off the bus and walk for 7 minutes.