Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Tadamoto Park (Kagoshima)
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)
- Variety: Somei yoshino
- No. of trees: 1,000
- When: Late March to early April
- Hours: Open 24 hrs.
- Picnic: Yes
- Admission: Free
- Address: 2484-193 Ōkuchiharada, Isa-shi, Kagoshima
- Website: Kagoshima Prefectural Visitors Bureau (Tadamoto Park)
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Isa City Tourism and Special Products Association.)