No.37 Kubo Cherry Tree of Isazawa

In an area known for its many large, old sakura, the Kubo cherry tree of Isazawa stands out as a giant. This edohigan is estimated to be an astounding 1,200 years old and is designated as a national Natural Monument. Its trunk measures 11.8 meters around, with a height of 13.85 meters and branches spreading out from 18.2 to 24.7 meters. The tree is supported by some 60 braces and has sustained some root damage, but is receiving expert care.


General information

Address 2027 Kami-Isazawa, Nagai, Yamagata Prefecture (山形県長井市上伊佐沢2027)
Peak bloom Late April–early May
Access by train About 10 minutes by car from Nagai Station on the Yamagata Railway Flower Nagai Line (transfer at Akayu Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen Line)
Access by car 60 minutes from Yamagata Expressway Yamagata-Zao IC