Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Miharu Shidarezakura (Fukushima)
Takizakura (“waterfall cherry”) gets its name from its semblance to a waterfall when the light pink petals blossom on branches spreading in all directions. Miharu is home to 70 other shidarezakura in locations around town that are over a hundred years old with such names as Oshirozaka Shidarezakura, Fukujūjizakura, Sakuradani Shidarezakura, Hokkejizakura, Kōganjizakura, Kōken’inzakura, Yasouchikamonzakura, and Jōrakuinzakura.
Miharu Shidarezakura (Fukushima)
- Variety: Shidarezakura, etc.
- No. of trees: 10,000
- When: Mid-April
- Hours (Takizakura): 6:00–18:00 (until 20:30 when lit up)
- Admission (Takizakura): ¥300 (when in bloom), free for junior high school students and younger
- Address: Sakurakubo, Taki, Miharumachi, Tamura-gun, Fukushima
- Website: Fukushima Prefecture Tourism and Local Products Association
Nearby hanami sites
Near Miharu Shidarezakura
- Takayu Onsen, Fukushima: Free-Flowing Waters With a Focus on Health
- An Exercise in Eccentricity: The Aizu Sazaedō “Double-helix Maze”
- The Timeless Charms of Aizu: Mukaitaki Ryokan, Higashiyama Hot Springs
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Miharu Machizukuri Kōsha.)