Shokawa Cherry Tree

Shokawa Cherry Tree (Shokawa Skakura)

Shokawa Cherry Tree

Even though it is about 450 years old, this cherry tree still stands robustly beside the Nakano Observatory on National Route 156 next to the Miboro Dam. This cherry tree has a story to tell, having been transplanted from its original location when the dam was constructed. It is in full bloom from late April to early May every year, as if longing for its old home.