Higashine City is working on developing the city with deep affection for cherries. We have Sakuranbo Higashine Station, which uses a cherry name for the train station. What a rare station name! Higashine Cherry Marathon that has been held since 2002 has grown to a nationwide tourism marathon with over 12,000 participants. The Cherry Pit Spit Competition is also a major event in Higashine City.