No.28 Sakura at Shiogama-jinja Shrine
Said to be more than 1,200 years old, Shiogama-jinja Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and a designated National Treasure. Its grounds are home to many varieties of blooming cherry trees including somei yoshino, weeping shidarezakura, and Shiogamazakura, nationally designated a Natural Monument, in addition to other trees and birds including pheasant and thrush. Visitors are in for a magical treat at night when special illumination lights up the trees.
|Address||1-1 Ichimoriyama, Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県塩竈市一森山1-1)|
|Peak bloom||Late April–early May|
|Access by train||5 minutes by car from Hon-Shiogama Station on the Senseki Line|
|Access by car||5 minutes from Sanriku Expressway Rifunaka IC|