Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Banks of the Hii River (Shimane)
The city of Unnan takes great pride in its cherry trees and sees to it they are well preserved, such as by nurturing specialists called sakura-mori who attend to the needs of trees that are more than 80 years old and grow the next generation of younger trees. The city welcomes donations to a fund set up support the activities of sakura-mori.
Banks of the Hii River (Shimane)
- Variety: Somei yoshino
- No. of trees: 800
- When: Early April
- Hours: Open 24 hrs.
- Admission: Free
- Address: Kisuki, Kisuki-chō, Unnan-shi, Shimane
- Webiste: Unnan Travel Guide
Nearby hanami site
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Unnan City Tourism Association.)