As April draws in and Japan gets warmer, Hanami season still drives on. We’re still going around and discovering more interesting parks to go. However, did you know that there is a one thousand-year old Cherry Blossom Tree still alive and kicking in the Fukushima region?
Yes, folks, the Miharu Takizakura tree is located in Miharu city of Fukushima prefecture, and it’s quite a sight to see. It has a distinctive format due to it being a different species of Cherry Blossom (weeping higan cherry), and it has the looks of a rosy waterfall, thus giving its Japanese name meaning Waterfall-cherry.
It’s dated as over 1000-years old, and the fact that it survived the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake brought hope to the locals of Fukushima for the rebuilding. Surely it’s quite a different sight from pretty much any Sakura you’ve seen around in Tokyo or any major city.
I don’t think we can find a more beautiful one around here, but if you do, let me know in the comments!