Japan-U.S. Cherry Tree Promenade

White River State Park, Indianapolis
801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Yoshino cherry trees (approximately 50 trees) were gifted by the Embassy of Japan in 2012 to sites around the United States to commemorate the Centennial Celebration of Japan’s gift of cherry trees to Washington D.C. in 1912.  The Japan-America Society of Indiana and the Honorary Consul of Japan in Indianapolis received the trees for Indiana, and JASI members and friends planted the cherry blossom trees – sakura - in White River State Park. 

For those who are interested in visiting the Promenade this spring, it’s important to note the following:

The cherry blossom trees are located across the bridge from the main area of White River State Park (WRSP). 

The promenade can be reached via a paved path from the WRSP parking lot and is handicap accessible. (See maps)

There are no restrooms located near the trees.  Restrooms are available inside the WRSP Visitor Center.    

It is a long walk (approx. half mile) from the parking lots to the trees.  If carrying picnic supplies and other items, it is recommended to use “picnic carts with wheels”, backpacks, etc.

WRSP Visitor Center Address:
801 W. Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

WRSP Visitor Center Hours:
Monday thru Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: Noon – 4pm


Click here to download a PDF of the Japan-U.S. Cherry Tree Promenade Maps.