oyamazakura of King Nishikura grazing land

oyamazakura of King Nishikura grazing land にしざおうほうぼくじょうのおおやまざくら
Cherry blossoms of Oyamazakura trees have deeper pink color
than those of Someiyoshino [Prunus yedonensis]
Cherry blossoms in Nishi-Zao bloom last among those within Yamagata-shi and last until the Golden Week holidays due to their high altitude.
Oyamazakura is said to have been growing wild since Heian Era and legend has it that “Saigyo-Hoshi,” a poet who showed affection for cherry blossoms, visited here and left famous poetry.
  • Name oyamazakura of King Nishikura grazing land
  • Location Nishi-Zao Hobokujo [ranch], Tsuchisaka, Yamagata-shi
  • Phone number 023-641-1212
  • Access From downtown of Yamagata-shi: about 30 min by car driving 12 km eastward
  • Contact information Sightseeing in Yamagata-shi strategy section
  • Remarks [Expected peak: from late April to early May]
  • Others ※We can admire the pasturage hall only from makido.
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