Ogawasuwa Shrine's Weeping Cherry Blossom

Ogawasuwa Shrine's Weeping Cherry Blossom

Selected by Iwaki City as a Natural Monument, the great weeping cherry tree is over 500 years old. The flowers bloom slightly earlier than those of Yoshino cherry trees, and are lit up by traditional Japanese lanterns in the evenings of cherry blossom season. Stretching even further down than the roots, the weeping branches of the tree give it an extremely beautiful appearance.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Website https://kankou-iwaki.com/nature/479.html
Contact

Iwaki Tourism and City Planning Bureau

(+81) 246-44-6545

Best Season Spring
Parking Available (Space for 30 vehicles available)
Entrance Fee Free
Related info Best time for seeing cherry blossoms: Early April
Access Details
Access Takahagi Ienomae 140-1, Ogawa-machi, Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref. 979-3122 View directions
Getting there

By Car: 15 min from the Iwaki Chuo I.C. exit off the Joban Expressway

By Train: 15 min by taxi from Iwaki Station (JR Joban Line).
Alternatively, take the Joban Line to Ogawago Station (JR Ban-etsu East Line), from where the shrine is just a 15 min walk away.

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