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Obara Shikizakura Cherry Blossoms



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See pink chery blossoms among the autumnal leaves of Aichi

Aichi Prefecture


©Obara Tourism Association


In the Obara district of Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, you can see pink cherry blossoms bloom against a backdrop of fiery red autumnal foliage.


In Obara, about 10,000 cherry blossom trees, called Shikizakura, bloom twice a year, making it possible to enjoy one of Japan’s most popular pastimes in spring and autumn. Especially in autumn, the scenery of the collaboration of Shikizakura and the red and orange of the fall colors can be seen.


It is said that early in the 19th century, a physician named Fujimoto Genseki planted a seedling he had received from a temple in Nagoya, and grafts from this stock spread widely. One of the oldest surviving Shikizakura trees is over a hundred years old, and designated a Natural Monument of Aichi Prefecture.


How to get there

Walk from JR Nagoya Station to Meitetsu Nagoya Station for about 5 minutes. Take a train from Meitetsu Nagoya Station bound for Toyohashi and transfer to a train bound for Sanage at Chiryu Station. Alight at Toyohashi Station (about 1 hour). From Toyohashi Station, ride the Obara-Toyota Line of the Toyota Oiden Bus bound for Kaminigi and alight at the final bus stop (about 1 hour). It is a 15-minute walk from the Kaminigi bus stop.


Senmi-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken


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