No.106 Cherry Trees at Toni-cho
Some 2,800 somei yoshino were planted around the area of Toni-cho to express wishes for Toni-cho’s recovery after an earthquake and tsunami caused severe damage in the area in 1933. Today around 150 of these sakura form a tunnel of pink blossoms along a historic highway in Toni-cho. Once every three years, Amaterasu-Mioya-jinja Shrine holds a grand procession under the blooming sakura in late April. The next procession is scheduled in 2021.
|Address||Hongo District, Toni Town, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture (岩手県釜石市唐丹町本郷地区)|
|Peak bloom||Mid-to-late April|
|Access by train||About 15 minutes by taxi from JR Kamaishi Station|
|Access by car||About 1 hour 35 minutes from Kamaishi Expressway Towa IC|