Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Kamagatani Valley (Gifu)
The approximately 3,000 cherry trees in Kamagatani are of eight different varieties. Because the surrounding earth is soft, they were initially planted to prevent landslides, but the sakuras have since spread naturally around the valley and surrounding hills. The park is also famous for its shibazakura (“lawn sakura” or moss phlox), azaleas, hydrangeas, and camellias and is a delight for flower lovers all year round.
Kamagatani Park (Gifu)
- Varieties: Yamazakura, higanzakura, ōyamazakura, shidarezakura, etc.
- No. of trees: 3,000
- When: Early April
- Hours: Open 24 hrs.
- Admission: Free
- Address: Fujishiro, Ikeda-chō, Ibi-gun, Gifu
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(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Ikeda Town.)