Here is the whole list of Best Sakura Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Fukushima Prefecture, featuring Koriyama area!
Enjoy the taste of spring with our beautiful sakura cherry blossoms!
The cherry trees here are the symbol of Azumi Development, the base of the Koriyama City. Some cherry trees were planted during the time of Azumi Development conducted in the Meiji Period, and now, about 1300 gorgeous cherry trees entertain the residents of the area and tourists every spring.
1-5 Kaisei, Koriyama City, Fukushima
Beni-Shidare Jizo-Sakura Weeping Cherry Tree
This 400-year-old weeping cherry tree is said to be the daughter tree of Miharu Takizakura Weeping Higan Cherry Tree. There is a small Jizo shrine under the tree, and many people have come to this shrine and prayed to avoid premature deaths of babies and young kids.
Okanouchi, Nakata-machi Komenozawa, Koriyama City, Fukushima
Ageishi-no Fudo Sakura Cherry Tree
Ageishi-no Fudo Sakura is an old cherry tree, about 350 years old. The name of the tree derives from the place where it stands, on the ground of Fudo small shrine dedicated to Fudo (the God of Fire). The shrine was once used as a school during the Edo period, and you can still see the traces of the school on the wall covered with graffiti by kids.
Azadate,Nakata-machi Ageishi, Koriyama City, Fukushima
There is a cherry tree planted in the garden of “Sesson-An,” a hermitage where a sumi ink painter monk Sesson from the Muromachi Period spent his last years. With the background sound of breeze, enjoy the contrast of fresh green color of the bamboo forests and the bright pink of the cherry blossoms at this quiet and peaceful place.
Sesson, Nishida-machi Ota, Koriyama City, Fukushima
Sasahara River Senbon Sakura
Along Sasahara River bordering Koriyama City and Sukagawa City, you can enjoy the 2-kilometer-long beautiful row of about 1000 Yoshino cherry trees, with Myojin-bashi Bridge at the middle point.
These cherry trees were said to have been planted by the residents to prevent flood, and now the area is used as a park called Shinsui Park, attracting many people with the cherry trees.
Sasahara River Shimomoriya, Mihota-machi, Koriyama City, Fukushima
Fujita River Fureai Sakura Cherry Trees
You can enjoy the beautiful three kilometers of Yoshino cherry trees on both sides of Fujita River, with a bridge called Horinouchi Bridge near Kikuta Stationa as the center.
The people in the area planted the trees to celebrate the wedding of the present emperor in Showa 34 (1959). Now, Cherry festival is held every spring and many people come and enjoy the cherry trees and the vendors.
Horinouchi, Kikuta-machi, Koriyama City, Fukushima
Tenjin Meoto Cherry Tree
Tenjin Meoto Cherry Tree stands at the Takashiba Deko Yashiki Wooden Figure Workshop, famous for papier-ache dolls and Miharu-goma wooden toy horses. This tree is about 500 years old, and is said to have been planted along with a plum tree when the shrine was built to worship the god of learning, Sugahara no Michizane.
Takashiba, Nishita-machi, Koriyama City, Fukushima
Miharu Taki Sakura Weeping Cherry Tree
This Weeping Cherry Trees, said to be around 1000 years old, is the first cherry tree in Japan designated as National Natural Monument. The magnificent, giant and thick branches extending in all directions bloom innumerable pretty pink cherry blossoms in spring, looking just like a big waterfall (“taki” in Japanese). Enjoy the spectacular view of this beautiful weeping cherry tree!
296 Sakurakubo,Taki,Miharu-machi, Tamura-gun, Fukushima
Cherry Trees at Kasumiga-Jo Castle Park
There are around 5000 cherry trees including beautiful Yoshino cherry trees at Kasumiga-Jo Castle Park. From the Main Castle Ruins (“Honmaru Ato” in Japanese), located at the highest point in the park, you can look out across the whole park covered with beautiful cherry trees.
3 Kakunai, Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima
This area called Hanamiyama has many different types of flowers such as cherry trees, flower peach trees and forsythias. The appearance of this hilly area, whose color is beautifully changed with the flowers, will give you a feeling of being in a paradise. From the top of the hill, you can also enjoy the spectacular view of Azuma Mountains and the whole Fukushima City.
Watari, Fukushima City, Fukushima
Ishikawa Sakura-tani Cherry Tree Gorge
Shizukasa ya, Chiri sumashitaru, Sakura-tani. (Haiku style poem, meaning, “Cherry blossoms scattered at Sakura-tani, still in quietness.”)
The area with 2000 cherry trees planted along Imadegawa River and Kitasugawa River and the famous “Takada Sakura Cherry Tree,” designated as a prefectural natural monument, is called “Ishikawa Sakura Tani,” a cherry tree gorge in Japanese.
Mimami-machi, Ishikawa-machi, Ishikawa-gun, Fukushima