No.18 Weeping Cherry Trees of the Battlefield

Kassenba no Shidarezakura (Weeping Cherry Trees of the Battlefield) are two large shidarezakura that stand close to each other on the site of a famous samurai battle that took place some 1,000 years ago in the Heian Period. The trees are an estimated 170 years old and are surrounded by fields of rapeseed. The bright yellow blossoms stand in gorgeous contrast to the deep pink sakura cascading to the ground.


General information

Address 142 Aza Obayashi, Higashi-Niidono, Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture (福島県二本松市東新殿字大林142)
Peak bloom Mid-to-late April
Access by train 25 minutes by car from Nihonmatsu Station on the Tohoku Main Line
Access by car 25 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Nihonmatsu IC