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.


General information

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