No.92 Weeping Cherry Tree at Taya

Ipponzakura literally means one (ippon) cherry tree (zakura). The Taya no Ipponzakura is a large weeping shidarezakura more than 100 years old located in the Taya district of Yamagata Prefecture. Nestled in a quiet farming area in the mountains on the bank of a pond, the spot is a hidden gem among sakura fans. The weeping shidarezakura reflected on the calm water looks like an impressionist painting and is popular among photographers.


General information

Address 768 Kaneyama, Kaneyama Town, Mogami County, Yamagata Prefecture (山形県最上郡金山町金山768)
Peak bloom Around May 10
Access by train About 40 minutes by Yamako Bus bound for Kaneyama from Shinjo Station on the JR Yamagata Shinkansen Line, get off at Haba bus stop, and then about 30 minutes on foot
Access by car 1) 40 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Murata JCT to Yamagata Expressway Yamagata-kita IC, and then go north on National Route 13 for about 1 hour 40 minutes. 2) 1 hour 50 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Furukawa IC