No.96 Lone Cherry Tree at Inai

Standing in a field on a small hill, a lone somei yoshino stands tall. A Shinto shrine used to be located here but was moved to another location, but the shrine’s sakura remains standing in all its glory against the blue sky. Local come to enjoy this beauty each spring from late April to early May. The tree has also been featured in a movie starring Joe Odagiri.


General information

Address Inaisan, 9 Noda, Hachimantai, Iwate Prefecture (岩手県八幡平市野駄9地割為内山)
Peak bloom Early May
Access by train About 70 minutes by bus from Morioka Station, get off at Yonai bus stop, and then 25 minutes on foot
Access by car About 3 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Matsuo-Hachimantai IC