Cherry Blossoms

Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Tadamoto Park (Kagoshima)


Tadamoto Park is famous for a row of cherry trees that meanders for 2 kilometers. Visitors can enjoy the “cherry blossom tunnel” from the end of March to early April, including in the evenings, when lanterns light up the pale pink blossoms along the route.

The peak viewing season is during the cherry blossom festival, when a flea market and stalls selling local products and delicacies are set up. The cherry blossoms are also called “Tadamoto sakura” after Niiro Tadamoto, a retainer who served the Shimazu daimyo household in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and who is now enshrined at Tadamoto Shrine on the park grounds.

Tadamoto Park (Kagoshima)

Sakura 100: Japan’s Best Blossoms

(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Isa City Tourism and Special Products Association.)

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