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Miharu Takizakura

A tree, over 1,000 years old, selected as one of Japan's three greatest cherry trees and designated as a Natural Monument

This enormous cherry tree, called Takizakura ("waterfall cherry tree"), is acknowledged as one of the three largest trees in Japan and was designated as a Natural Monument for the first time among cherry trees. During the flowering period in April, it blooms into beautiful cascades of millions of delicate pink petals, just like water flowing down a waterfall.

Different ways to enjoy Takizakura

Takizakura is one huge tree standing halfway up a small hill, and there are walk paths near the tree laid out for visitors. They can enjoy the tree from different angles by looking down on it from the higher ground up the hill, or upwards from a point near the roots. As the tree is surrounded by fences for the protection of its roots, you cannot go under it but can still enjoy the feel of the tree with delicate pink petals fluttering down over your head. During the nighttime, it looks completely different and even mystical when it is illuminated.

Location

Name Miharu Takizakura
Website https://fukushima.travel/destination/miharu-takizakura/7
Address Sakura Kubo Chinai, Taki, Miharu-machi, Tamura-gun, Fukushima
Access Approximately 15 minutes by a special bus "Takizakura-go" from JR Miharu Station on the Banetsuto Line (during flower viewing period only)
Inquiries TEL: 0247-62-3690 (Tourism Division, Miharu Machizukuri Kosha Co., Ltd./Miharu Tourism Association)

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