No.89 Cherry Tree at Totsube

This impressive lone edohigan is more than 600 years old and designated by Fukushima Prefecture as a Natural Monument. It is also loved locally as the first sakura to bloom in the area. It stands 18 meters tall with a trunk that is 6.5 meters around. Its strong branches extend far and wide, belying its age. Photographers compete to capture trains on the Suigun Line passing by the sakura in bloom.


General information

Address 88 Aza Totsube, Oaza Naka-Ishii, Yamatsuri Town, Higashi-Shirakawa County, Fukushima Prefecture (福島県東白川郡矢祭町大字中石井字戸津辺88)
Peak bloom Late March–early April
Access by train 30 minutes on foot from Iwaki-Ishii Station on the JR Suigun Line/15 minutes by taxi from Higashidate Station on the JR Suigun Line
Access by car 60 minutes from Joban Expressway Naka IC or Tohoku Expressway Shirakawa IC