Izushi, the historical town located about 35 minutes from Kinosaki Onsen will hold its annual sakura festival from 26th March to 30th April 2016.
You can walk around the grounds of Izushi castle surrounded by clouds of the pretty pink flowers.
Various events are held throughout the month such as the famous soba eating contest on the 17th April.
You can also take a train from Kinosaki Onsen station to Toyooka station. Then there will be a bus from Toyooka station to Izushi. The cherry blossom season is limited, so enjoy it while you can!