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!
2 thoughts on “The 1000-year old Cherry Blossom Tree of Fukushima”
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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Wow, I want to go to Japan. And I also love the author Haruki Murakami (biig reason to go to Japan)!