Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Ōmiya Park (Saitama)
Perhaps the best known tree in the park is the weeping shidarezakura that is 120 years old. It was transplanted here from a peony garden in Yokohama and serves as a symbol of the park’s sakura preservation efforts.
Ōmiya Park (Saitama)
- Varieties: Somei yoshino, yaezakura, shidarezakura, satozakura, etc.
- No. of trees: 1,200
- When: Late March to early April
- Hours: Open 24 hrs.
- Admission: Free
- Address: 4-chōme, Takahana-chō, Ōmiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama
- Website: Saitama Prefecture Trade and Tourism Association
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(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Pixta.)