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Matabei Cherry Trees (Hongo no Taki Sakura)又兵衛桜(本郷の瀧桜)

Place famous for cherry blossoms

The Matabei Cherry Trees are “weeping” cherry trees, located in the city of Uda and said to be 300 years old. According to legend, Goto Matabei, a military commander in the Warring States period, came to live here, and since the trees are near the ruins of his manor house, the trees are referred to as “Matabei Cherry Trees.” They produce beautiful blossoms in early April, attracting tens of thousands of cherry blossom enthusiasts each year.


Nara Pref. Udashi Oudahongou (Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea)

phone 0745822457

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Reviewed:2015/04/08 A giant weeping cherry tree not too far away from this Michi-no-eki
In the month of April, usually for no more than one full week, you can enjoy this giant weeping cherry tree with millions of flowers. It is known as (Goto) Matabeis Weeping Cherry ((後藤)又兵衛桜), or...
Reviewed:2019/04/16 後藤又兵衛(基次)の生存伝説の残る地に咲く、枝垂桜の一本。
Reviewed:2019/04/14 桜満開

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Nara Pref. Udashi Oudahongou [ map ]
Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea
Free visit
open everyday
[Sakura maintenance Cooperation money] 100yen
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Available 200spaces
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          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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