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A panoramic view of the arch bridge stretches over Tadami River. On clear winter days, the bridge is reflected in the river, surrounded by deep, glistening snow. Spring's fresh leaves, summer's lush greenery, autumn's red leaves… the view changes with each season.
The symbol of the development of Koriyama City’s Asaka district, Kaiseizan Park has approximately 1300 cherry trees, making it one of the prefecture’s most prominent cherry blossom spots. During cherry blossom season, the trees are lit up in the evening. Whether day or evening, this spot is popular amongst visitors coming to view cherry blossoms.
A natural monument selected by the town, this weeping cherry tree is over 500 years old. The flowers bloom slightly earlier than those of Yoshino cherry trees, and are lit up by traditional Japanese campfires during the cherry blossom season. Stretching even further down than the roots, the weeping branches of the tree give it an extremely beautiful, feminine appearance.
Natsui River Valley continues 15km along JR Banetsu East Line. In autumn, the train passes the valley at a slow speed so that passengers can enjoy the awesome views from its windows. The beautiful view of the waterfalls and clear streams meandering through rocks is definitely worth seeing.
There are two weeping red cherry blossoms at the spot where Yoshiie Hachimantaro is said to have battled with Sadato and Muneto Abe. It is said that they are introduced as grandchild cherry blossoms of “Miharu takizakura (weeping red cherry blossoms)”. They bloom with excellent red flowers and appear to be a waterfall of blooms. These trees are estimated to be 170 years old.
A good spot for taking pictures is from the slope where you can enjoy a beautiful contrast of weeping red cherry blossoms, blue sky and rape blossoms.
There are 1,000 Yoshino cherry blossom trees planted along both sides of the Natsui River. The view is calming and evokes the image of a pink belt stretching along 5 kilometers.
A good spot for taking pictures is at a promenade along the bank of the Natsui River. You can enjoy seeing the contrast between shining river and cherry blossoms.
Nihonmatsu-jo (also known as Kasumiga-jo) was constructed as an early modern period castle by Mitsushige Niwa, the first feudal lord of Nihonmatsu Han, who entered Nihonmatsu in 1643. Han were assessed by rice production and Nihonmatsu Han of 100,000 koku fought severely against the newly formed imperial army during the Boshin War. At last the castle was surrendered to the opponent, leaving a sad story of how Nihonmatsu young teenage corps (Samurai) were killed in the war. Currently, the history of the area is remembered by beautiful gardens in Ishigaki and is restored as a prefectural natural park.
The natural landscape is soothing no matter the season, but in spring as many as 5,000 cherry blossom trees bloom and the scenery is like a dream, as if the whole castle were covered with thin red haze. It is said that “Kasumiga-jo” is named because of this reason.
As approximately 630 Yoshino cherry blossom trees in the park bloom simultaneously, it is easy to be swept away by the scenery. You will be able to enjoy the coming of spring as you walk along rows of cherry blossom trees on the sando (road which runs from the torii to a shrine). It is a famous place of cherry blossoms and every year from early to mid April there is a light up service at night. We recommend you see cherry blossoms illuminated by the lights from paper lanterns at night.
A good spot for taking pictures is at the sando with the torii.
The tracks of the now-closed Nicchu Line have been restored as a cycling path, from which you can view 1,000 weeping cherry blossom trees along a 3 km stretch. A steam train is also displayed near the Kitakata Plaza.
A massive "cascading sakura" estimated to be over 1,000 years old, and with a trunk 11 meters around. One of Japan's "three greatest cherry trees", this is a national designated natural treasure.