No.53 Saigyo Cherry Tree Forest
Just as it is called a cherry forest, the Saigyo Cherry Tree Forest features a veritable forest of some 3,000 sakura in 100 varieties including oyamazakura and somei yoshino. The sea of pink blossoms and sakura tunnel that form in the spring are simply stunning. Visitors are also treated to beautiful views of snow-capped mountains in the distance and the Kitakami River running through Hiraizumi Town among its temples and old buildings.
|Address||95-741 Aza Fukayama, Nagashima, Hiraizumi Town, Nishi-Iwai County, Iwate Prefecture (岩手県西磐井郡平泉町長島字深山95-741)|
|Peak bloom||Mid-to-late April|
|Access by train||15 minutes by car from Hiraizumi Station on the Tohoku Main Line|
|Access by car||15 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Hiraizumi-Maesawa IC|