Just like spring brings the promise of new life and new beginnings, the soft scent of cherry blossom brings a vibrancy and optimism to the people. Different variety of cherry blossoms bloom at different times in different locations throughout Japan. In Miyama, there are the popular Somei Yoshino cherries, weeping cherries, and mountain cherries as well.
A few weeks later than Kyoto City, Somei Yoshino cherry blossom front in Miyama goes from west to east alongside alongside Miyama River. In this season, the subtle palette of creams and pinks on mountains contrasts beautifully with the fresh greenery around it.
Here are four of the best locations to enjoy cherry blossoms in Miyama:
<1> Ohno Dam Park (Ohno)
<2> Nagatani Sports Park（Miyajima）
<3> Homyoji Temple (Tsurugaoka)
The cherry tree in the precinct of Homyoji Temple in Tsurugaoka is named "Homyoji Cherry Tree,"which was founded by SANO Touemon (the 15th), highly respected cherry tree guardian. The double flowered cherry tree with a lot of flowers is a result of a mutation of mountain cherry trees. Stunning beauty of lovely fluffy flowers in full bloom is gorgeous.
<4> Miyama Nature & Culture Village Kajikaso (Chii)
The cherry blossom forecast for 2021 suggests spring will arrive sooner than usual this year.
Last year's sakura events were dampened by the need for social distancing and other safety protocols due to Covid-19.. We hope Japan (and the world) will recover fast enough in time to appreciate this springtime phenomenon.