No.1 Miharu Takizakura

The town of Miharu is home to what many consider the most beautiful cherry tree in Japan. Takizakura literally means waterfall cherry tree. This red weeping benishidarezakura and designated national Natural Monument lives up to its reputation. Estimated to be more than 1,000 years old, it is over 13 meters tall with drooping branches that cascade down like a waterfall in all four directions for 20 to 25 meters.


General information

Address 296 Aza Sakurakubo, Oaza Taki, Miharu Town, Tamura County, Fukushima Prefecture (福島県田村郡三春町大字滝字桜久保296)
Peak bloom Mid-to-late April
Access by train About 30 minutes by Takizakura-go special shuttle bus from Miharu Station on the Ban-etsu-East Line
Access by car About 10 minutes from Ban-Etsu Expressway Funehiki-Miharu IC (traffic restrictions in the town during blooming season)