Saigyo Sakura Forest

Hiraizumi Town

Southern Iwate

This is a famous spot for cherry blossoms that was once written about in a poem by Saigyo, saying, ``The cherry blossoms of Mt. Takuine without any hesitation should bloom in addition to Yoshino.'' In the past, the cherry blossom forest, where pale peach blossoms made the mountain look hazy, has been revived. More than 3,000 cherry blossoms of 100 different species, including Oyamazakura, have been planted, and their branches are showing off their splendor year after year. Mount Tsukuine is likened to Kyoto's Higashiyama and is also known for its Daimonji ware. From the observation deck, you can get a panoramic view of Hiraizumi's cultural center, including Chusonji, Motsuji, and Takadate. [Blooming period] Late April

Hiraizumi Town, Nishiiwai District, Iwate Prefecture
Hiraizumi Town Agriculture and Forestry Promotion Division
Phone number 0191-46-5564
FAX number 0191-46-3080

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