The 1000-year old Cherry Blossom Tree of Fukushima

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.

Takizakura Cherry Blossom Tree
The Drooping Takizakura Cherry Blossom Tree

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!


2 thoughts on “The 1000-year old Cherry Blossom Tree of Fukushima

  1. Malu

    I wanna go there to check this amazing sakura tree. I’d like to be in touch with the nature, I believe in the energy of millenarian trees. That’s amazing information. Thank you very much.

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