No.4 Red Weeping Jizo Cherry Tree

This gorgeous benishidarezakura gets its name Benishidare Jizo-zakura (Red Weeping Jizo Cherry Tree) from the small temple under it dedicated to Jizo Bosatsu (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva), an enlightened being in Buddhism to whom locals pray to protect their children. Estimated at 400 years old and with weeping branches that cascade down full of deep pink blossoms, the tree is called the daughter of the Miharu Takizakura weeping sakura.


General information

Address Aza Okanouchi, Konomezawa, Nakata Town, Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture (福島県郡山市中田町木目沢字岡ノ内)
Peak bloom Mid-to-late April
Access by train 1 hour by bus from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line
Access by car About 15 minutes from Ban-Etsu Expressway Koriyama-higashi IC