The Miharu Takizakura is located in Miharu, a town in Fukushima. The tree stands over 12 meters tall, with its branches spreading around 20 meters from east to west and 18 meters from north to south. It has a 9.5-meter circumference and is estimated to be over a thousand years old. Aptly named Takizakura, literally meaning “waterfall cherry tree”, the tree looks like a cascading waterfall.
From mid to late April every year, the Miharu Takizakura reaches its peak blooming season. During this time, thousands of tourists flock to see the tree and take pictures of it.
When planning a visit, make sure to come as early as possible, as the roads leading to the tree can get incredibly congested due to the influx of visitors. There is no need to worry about the crowds as the flow of human traffic is well-regulated, and the touring process of the tree is a smooth and pleasant experience. It is also worth seeing the tree when it is lit up at night.
How to get to the Miharu Takizakura: From Fukushima Airport, take the train to Koriyama Ekimae. At Koriyama Station, ride the Ban-Etsuto Line to Miharu Station. During peak cherry blossom season, you can hop onto the bus running between Miharu Station and Miharu Takizakura.
• Location: 115 Sakurakubo, Taki, Miharu, Tamura District, Fukushima 963-7714
• Opening Hours: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM (extended until 8:30 PM during the light-up period)