Miharu Takizakura (三春滝桜) is said to be 1000 years old, Miharu Takizakura is a cherry tree with vivid crimson color.
Takizakura literally means waterfall cherry tree. The town’s name, Miharu means three springs, it become flowering display as plum, peach, and cherry blossoms bloom all at once.
The pink color flowers bloom on branches spreading in all directions become a flowing waterfall. Waterfall cherry tree give an impressive presence and designated a national natural monument as well as considered one of the three great cherry trees of Japan.
The tree illuminated at night makes it different atomosphere from the day time spectacular view with surrounding scenery.
The best time to enjoy viewing is around mid-April.
(Access) Miharu Takizakura is located in remote area and difficult to access by public transport excep peak season.
It takes 40 min, by an infrequent bus from JR Miharu Station.
During the peak season, additional temporary bus runs from Miharu Station.
(Last visit) April/2017