Benishidare Jizo-zakura (Weeping Cherry Tree)

Benishidare Jizo-zakura (Weeping Cherry Tree)

This weeping cherry tree is around 400 years old and is called the "daughter" of Miharu Takizakura, another famous cherry tree located in Fukushima. Countless visitors have visited from inside and outside the prefecture after hearing about the beauty of this cherry tree. Photography tip: Around 2 pm is the best time to take a picture.

Venue Details

Venue Details
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Koriyama Tourism and Local Products Department

(+81) 24‐924-2621

Best Season
  • Spring
Entrance FeeFree
Related infoBest viewing period: From mid-April to late April
Access Details
AccessOkanouchi, Konomezawa, Nakata-machi, Koriyama City, Fukushima Pref.
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Getting there

By Car: 30 min from Koriyama-Higashi I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway.

By Bus: From Koriyama Station (JR Tohoku Main Line), take the bus bound for Yanagibashi or Ono. It is a 30 min walk from Asaka High School Mitate Branch bus stop.


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Nature & Scenery

Nanko Park

In 1801, Matsudaira Sadanobu, the twelfth Lord of Shirakawa, constructed a recreational area which was to be opened to anybody - regardless of status or family background. This recreational area turned into Nanko Park, which is considered to be the Japan's oldest public park. There are Yoshino cherry blossoms (about 800 trees), azaleas, pine trees, and maple trees at the edge of lake. You can enjoy seasonal scenery such as cherry blossoms in spring, fresh green leaves in early summer, autumn colors, and winter scenery with the beautiful contrast of the Nasu Mountains. The park contains Nanko Shrine, where Sadanobu is enshrined as a deity. Next to Nanko Shrine stands the beautiful Japanese gardens Suirakuen. At Suirakuen, visitors can try traditional Japanese tea served in a tea room, which boasts a spectacular view of the gardens. There are a number of shops, cafés, and restaurants along the edge of Lake Nanko. One of the local specialities to look out for is nanko dango, which are sticky rice balls on a skewer, served with different toppings.

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Hot Springs

Futamata Onsen

Outdoor hot spring baths line the sides of the valley at the foot of Mt. Futamata. The open-air baths of Futamata Onsen’s ryokan are situated in a very peaceful location, surrounded by ancient forests full of beech trees – all at an altitude of 800 m. Futamata Onsen’s hot spring baths have been used for about 1200 years, and are particularly revered for the hot spring water’s healing properties. What’s more, being close to Ouch-juku, Futamata Onsen is conveniently located for a visit during your trip to Fukushima.

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