No.34 Lone Cherry Tree at Taruguchi Pass

The lone cherry tree at Taruguchi Pass is located deep in snow country, among the tall mountains of Yamagata Prefecture. It is there that a lone oyamazakura stands, its deep pink blossoms contrasting exquisitely against the snow capping the mountains. The sakura bloom from late April to early May, but the pass may be closed depending on the snowfall. Providence rewards visitors to snow country with a view of this beauty.


General information

Address Oaza Taruguchi, Oguni Town, Nishi-Okitama County, Yamagata Prefecture (山形県西置賜郡小国町大字樽口地内)
Peak bloom Late April–early May
Access by train 1 hour by car from Oguni Station on the Yonesaka Line
Access by car 1 hour from Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway Arakawa-Tainai IC