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Cherry Blossoms in Tohoku

Cherry Blossoms in Tohoku usually start blooming around mid-April to early May depending on which area you are looking at.

There are many areas in Tohoku where you can have amazing views of the cherry blossoms. The season for cherry blossoms in Tohoku lasts from mid-April to early May. Hirosaki Castle is one of the best places to see cherry blossoms. In 1715, twenty-five cherry blossom trees were planted by clansmen of Hirosaki in the castle. After about 170 years 1,000 more cherry blossom trees were planted in the area. At night the castle is illuminated, which gives another perspective of the flower.

In Kakunodate Bukeyashiki (Samurai District) is the famed weeping cherry trees (shidarezakura) variety that are planted in various properties. The branches of the trees overflow into the street where you can see all the homes lined up and thus giving the district an extra grandeur. Also in Kakunodate there are over 700 weeping cherry trees (shidarezakura) lined up by the Hinokinaigawa River. It is said that the trees were brought to the area over 350 years ago from Kyoto.

The main attraction to Kitakami is the 10,000 cherry blossom trees and 100,000 azaleas planted along the Kitakami River. The plan was to create a cherry blossom spot that was not only a beautiful place in the region, but nationwide. Most other scenic spots have one species of cherry blossoms, but they decided to plant a variety of seeds along the bank of Kitakami River. This resulted in over 150 species of cherry blossoms blooming in 1921 when the Tenshochi Park officially opened to the public.

Hiyoriyama Park is one of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Ishinomaki. There are over 400 cherry blossoms trees scattered throughout the park. Neighboring Ishinomaki is Matsushima and during the spring season the city will be covered with cherry blossom trees. The best place to see them is in the Saigyo Modoshino Matsu park where there is about 260 cherry blossom trees blooming.

Since there are many varying climates in Fukushima Prefecture due to its mountainous landscape the cherry blossom season lasts for several weeks. To the east of Koriyama is an amazing specimen of a 1000 year old weeping cherry blossom tree, which is named Miharu Takizakura. In Fukushima city Tsuruga Castle is known as one of the top 100 castles to visit for cherry blossom viewing. Tohoku has many more places for cherry blossoms.

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