The area is incredibly popular with both domestic and international visitors during the spring cherry blossom season. On opening day, visitors are treated to a tremendous spectacle of striking pink and white blooms alongside the vibrant energy of bustling, food-filled street markets. After its heyday as a post town, travelers significantly decreased. A revitalization project saw a large number of cherry blossom trees planted along the Yamanaka River in 1965, and has led to visitors increasing in numbers again to view the roughly 1,000 cherry blossom trees in full bloom during spring. Every year, the trees are lit up at night, creating beautiful scenery for visitors to relax under the blossoms. Events are also held during the Yamanakadani Sakura Festival at the nearby Wanpaku Kingdom.
The area has plenty of other natural spectacles to offer throughout the year, with hydrangeas blossoming from mid-spring through late summer, a summer variety of cherry blossom, and Japanese bush clovers adorning the surface of rivers in autumn. Each hiking course in the area offers slightly different natural landscapes for visitors to see.