Game description

Hazakura Ways Slot (Relax Gaming)

Hazakura Ways Slot (Relax Gaming)Relax Gaming has a dozen of slot machines that they plan on releasing in 2022, and among them is Hazakura Ways.

This slot game draws its inspiration from the Japanese cherry trees. Hazakura is a term used to refer to the blossoming period of these cherry trees.

In Japan, this is the time when the landscape is filled with stunning pink flowers.

Game Set-Up

Hazakura Ways has a very large game area, and you get 6x4 reels, alongside 4096 ways to win.

It has several great features that include a Cherry Blossom Wild, Free Spins, and a Paper Lantern scatter.

Betting and Prizes

Regular real money bet on Hazakura Ways will set you back $0.10 and depending on how much you have to spend; you can place wagers of up $20.

Hazakura Ways has great potential, and the slot is capable of paying up to 50,000x the stake.

This means that up to $1,000,000 in cash is possible from just one bet. I love the fair RTP of 96.37% which help tame its high volatility.

Hazakura Ways Slot Features

A Cherry Blossom is among the symbols present and it is what Relax Gaming has offered as the wild.

In combination with other regular symbols, the wild helps in the formation of new combinations, but I also noticed that it cannot be used in place of the scatters.

I needed at least 3 scatters to trigger 10 free spins, but the more you have the more the free spins. With 6 scatters, you will be awarded 25 free spins, and these can also be retriggered.

In what looks like a Book-style idea, the slot picks a random symbol which it then makes special. The only difference is that, here, the special symbol will only increase downwards, which doesn’t guarantee that it will cover the entire reel. The icons will then deliver payments as scatters, whether the reels are adjacent or not.

With an active Mega Bet, the wilds can expand (both for the random and the free spins feature). This also boosts the odds of getting some free spins.

A random downwards reel expansion is also possible during the regular spins. When this is triggered, the slot will pick one type of symbol, and once again, it will pay regardless of its location.

Theme & Design

Hazakura Ways has a gorgeous theme that borrows heavily from Japan’s culture and style.

I love the symbols that include the Cherry Blossom wild, plus a Paper Lantern (scatter). The regulars include the Samurai, Geisha, Katana Sword, Dagger, and four-card suit low pay icons.


Hazakura Ways is not only beautiful, but it is a very enjoyable game to play. The features inside are great, and so is the payout potential. I enjoyed this slot to the fullest and can recommend it to all levels of players.

UPDATED ON: by Shawna Dudley