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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.

place

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

phone 0745822457
place

Free visit

Review of Matabeezakura

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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。
後藤又兵衛(基次)は、大河ドラマにもなった黒田官兵衛の家臣でしたがその息子の代に黒田家を飛び出し、紆余曲折ののち大坂の陣において豊臣側として参戦。寡兵で孤軍奮戦するもあえなく戦死した…と言われています。ところが実は戦死せずに生き延びたという伝説があり、ここ奈良県は大宇陀に落ち延びて一生を終えた、とも言われています。
この又兵衛桜は、かつて又兵衛の屋敷があったと言われている場所に一本で咲く枝垂桜です...
Reviewed:2019/04/14 桜満開
近鉄榛原駅から奈良交通バス大宇陀行、大宇陀高校前で下車。徒歩20分。
素晴らしい滝桜がみえてきました。感動!

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Address
Nara Pref. Udashi Oudahongou [ map ]
Area
Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea
Phone
0745822457
Hours
Free visit
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Sakura maintenance Cooperation money] 100yen
Parking Lot
Available 200spaces
Credit Card
Not available

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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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