Karaoke Songs for Kids

Traditional Song, Japan.

This is a traditional Japanese song about the coming of spring. Contrary to popular belief, the song did not originate in ancient times; it was a popular, urban melody of the Edo period and was adopted as a piece for beginning koto students in the Tokyo Academy of Music Collection of Japanese Koto Music issued in 1888 (in English) by the Department of Education.

The song has been popular since the Meiji period, and the lyrics in their present form were attached then. It is often sung in international settings as a song representative of Japan, and many electronic crosswalks in Japan play the melody as “guidance music”.


Karaoke Video with Lyrics



(Romaji Japanese)

sakura sakura
noyama mo sato mo
mi-watasu kagiri
kasumi ka kumo ka
asahi ni niou
sakura sakura
hana zakari

sakura sakura
yayoi no sora wa
mi-watasu kagiri
kasumi ka kumo ka
nioi zo izuru
izaya izaya
mini yukan


(English translation)

Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
In fields and villages
As far as you can see.
Is it a mist, or clouds?
Fragrant in the morning sun.
Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
Flowers in full bloom.

Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
Across the spring sky,
As far as you can see.
Is it a mist, or clouds?
Fragrant in the air.
Come now, come now,
Let’s look, at last!


Click on the button to watch a karaoke video and download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.


Free karaoke MP3 download

To download your free instrumental mp3 of this song, click or tap on the following button, then choose “Save link as…”

“Sakura” free mp3 download (instrumental, 2:17, 4/4 – 78.4 bpm)



Sheet music

To save this free music sheet of “Sakura” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”.

Sakura Music Score Singing-Bell


Free Printable PDF with Lyrics and Sheet Music

To download a ready-to-print PDF of this song for music activities with a music sheet, lyrics and a drawing for kids to paint, right click (or tap and hold) on the following link, then choose “Save link as…”.

“Sakura” free PDF download – Singing Bell


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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Gio March

    Hello, I would like to know if I can use the Sakura free midi file for a short film?  Is this track available of  public domain or copyright? Thank you

    1. Singing Bell

      Hi Gio. If you are referring to the midi file indeed, you may go ahead and use it. The file is copyrighted by Singing Bell, but we’d be glad to be mentioned in a short film. 😉

      1. Gio March

        Thank you!  I may use it on my next short film indeed. Do you know if I need extra permission from the writer of the song?

  2. João

    Hello, Is this track from public domain or copyrighted? I want to put this track in my game that I’m planning.

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