No.16 Toaka Sargent Cherry Trees
Long ago, locals in the village of Toaka planted around 100 oyamazakura on the mountainside, in part to bring them a welcome harbinger of spring after the deep blanket snow that falls in winter. The sakura paint the mountainside in splashes of deep pink and are also a sign to local farmers that it’s time to plant this year’s crops. Visitors can enjoy the pastoral beauty and the Yamazakura Festival held every spring.
|Address||197 Aza Hayashinoshita, Oaza Toaka, Shimogo Town, Minami-Aizu County, Fukushima Prefecture (福島県南会津郡下郷町大字戸赤字林下197)|
|Peak bloom||Late April–early May|
|Access by train||25 minutes by car from Aizu-Shimogo Station on the Aizu Railway|
|Access by car||About 1 hour from Ban-Etsu Expressway Aizu-Wakamatsu IC or Tohoku Expressway Shirakawa IC|