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更新日:2019年7月2日

Cherry Blossoms

Uda City has many great cherry blossom spots.  Find your favorite one!

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 Uda City's Best 12 Cherry Blossom Spots

 又兵衛桜 

  Matabei Zakura

 佛隆寺   

Sennen Zakura

  大野寺2

Ono-ji Temple

西光寺

 Saiko-ji Temple

 水分桜

 Mikumari Zakura

悟真寺4

Goshin-ji Temple

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Uchimaki Kumin-no-Mori

猟路の桜1

Kariji- no-Sakura

岩端の桜

Iwahashi-no-Sakura

極楽寺1

Gokuraku-ji Temple

天益寺

Tenyaku-ji Temple

室生寺1

Murou-ji Temple

1. Matabei Zakura

This 300-year-old weeping cherry tree has a height of 13 meters and a width of 3 meters. This is one of the most popular cherry trees in Nara Prefecture, and about 70 thousand people come see this magnificent cherry tree every year. The name of this tree comes from ‘Matabei Goto’, a military commander in the Sengoku period who is believed to have lived in this area. A cherry blossom festival is held during the blooming period.

又兵衛桜

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又兵衛桜3

Blooming Season

Early April

Species

Weeping cherry tree

Location

Ouda-Hongo, Uda City, Nara Prefecture 633-2156     <Map>(外部サイトへリンク)

Access

From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for ‘Ouda’. Get off at ‘Ouda High School’ and walk for 15 minutes.

Parking

Yes

Entrance Fee

100 yen per person (for tree maintenance fee)  

 

2. Sennen Zakura at Butsuryu-ji Temple

This 900-year-old cherry tree is the oldest one in Nara Prefecture, and has been designated as a natural treasure. Being the subspecies of ‘Edo-Higan Zakura’ and ‘Yama-Zakura’ (wild cherry tree), this Sennen Zakura is considered very important from an academic standpoint. Night illumination is held during the blooming period.

佛隆寺

佛隆寺2

佛隆寺3

Blooming Season

Mid-April

Species

Subspecies of Edo-Higan Zakura and Yama-Zakura

Location

1684 Haibara-Akabane, Uda City, Nara Prefecture 633-0213   <Map>(外部サイトへリンク)

Access

From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for ‘Sonimura Yakuba’. Get off at ‘Takai’ and walk for 40 minutes.

Parking

Yes

Entrance Fee

Free, but 200 yen  to enter the temple

 

3. Ono-ji Temple

This temple is known for its two old weeping cherry trees called ‘Koito-Shidare Zakura’, both of which are believed to be 300 years old. In the temple ground stand ten ‘Beni-Shidare’ weeping cherry trees too. Across from the temple is one of Japan’s biggest ‘Magaibutsu’ (a huge Buddha statue carved into the rock, with a height of 13.8m.) and it is lit up at night as well as the cherry trees during the blooming period.

-These trees are currently under treatment due to diseases. 大野寺

大野寺2

大野寺4

Blooming Season

Early April

Species

‘Koito-Sidare’ weeping cherry trees, ‘Beni-Shidare’ weeping cherry trees

Location

 1680 Murou-Ono, Uda City, Nara Prefecture 633-0315  <Map>(外部サイトへリンク)

Access

 5-minute walk from Kintetsu Murouguchi-Ono Station

Parking

Yes

Entrance Fee

300 yen

 

4. Saiko-ji Temple

This 300-year-old weeping cherry tree is believed to be the parent tree of the ones at Ono-ji Temple. This cherry tree and the ancient temple make a great contrast, which attracts many photographers. A cherry blossom festival and night illumination are held during the blooming period.

西光寺

西光寺2

西光寺

Blooming Season

Mid-April

Species

Weeping cherry tree

Location

 31 Murou, Uda City, Nara Prefecture 633-0421  <Map>(外部サイトへリンク)

Access

From Kintetesu Murouguchi-Ono Station, take a bus bound for Murou-ji. Get off at the final stop and walk for 30 minutes.

Parking

Yes (nearby community center's parking lot is available)

 

 5. Mikumari Zakura

100 cherry trees are planted along the riverbank near the Udano Mikumari Shrine. Night illumination is held during the blooming period, and cherry blossoms are beautifully reflected on the river.

水分桜

水分桜2

水分桜3

Blooming Season

Early April

Species

Somei-Yoshino, row of cherry blossom trees

Location

 Utano-Furuichiba, Uda City, Nara Prefecture 633-2226  <Map>(外部サイトへリンク)

Access

From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for 'Utano'. Get off at 'Furuichiba' and walk for 2 minutes.

Parking

Yes (Nearby parking lot for Udano Mikumari Shrine and World Maple Park 'Hirara' is available)

 

6. Goshin-ji Temple

This 200-year-old weeping cherry tree is spreading out its branches like wings. As the temple is located on a hill, you can look down on the rural village below. This graceful cherry tree is worth a see!

悟真寺4

 悟真寺

悟真寺6

Blooming Season

Mid-April

Species

Weeping cherry tree

Location

 225 Haibara-Jimyo, Uda City, Nara Prefecture <Map>(外部サイトへリンク)

Access

From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for 'Higashiyoshino-mura'. Get off at 'Jimyo' and walk for 15 minutes.

Parking

Yes 

 

7. Uchimaki Kumin-no-Mori

In this park, 500 cherry trees grow around Dake Shrine, which looks like a ‘sea of clouds’. From the observatory on the hill, you can enjoy a superb mountainous view.

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Blooming Season

Mid-April

Species

Weeping cherry tree

Location

 Haibara-Uchimaki, Uda City, Nara Prefecture 633-0215 <Map>(外部サイトへリンク)

Access

From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for 'Higashiyoshinomura-Yakuba'. Get off at 'Uchimaki Nishiguchi' and walk for 30 minutes.

Parking

Yes 

8. Kariji-no-Sakura

Uda River is lined with cherry trees for about 2 km, which creates stunning sight. It is fun to stroll along the river. During the blooming season, these trees are beautifully lit up at night.  

猟路の桜1

猟路の桜2

猟路の桜4

Blooming Season

Mid-April

Species

Somei-Yoshino

Location

 Haibara-Shimoidani, Uda City, Nara Prefecture 633-0241 <Map>(外部サイトへリンク)

Access

10-minute walk from Kintetsu Haibara Station

Parking

No

9. Iwahashi-no-Sakura

The riverbank is lined with cherry blossoms for 1 km. During the blooming period, carp streamers fly above the cherry blossoms, which creates wonderful scenery. Local specialty food including 'Kusa-mochi' (mugwort rice cake) is offered at the restaurant run by locals, which is open only during the blooming season.

  岩端の桜  岩端ライトアップ

草もち

 

Blooming Season

Early April

Species

Somei-Yoshino

Location

Utano-Iwahashi, Uda City, Nara Prefecture 633-2214 <Map>(外部サイトへリンク)

Access

From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for 'Utano'. Get off at 'Matsui-bashi' and walk for 40 minutes.

Parking

No

10. Gokuraku-ji Temple

This weeping cherry tree is estimated to be 300 years old. From the hill, you can look down on the rural village of Murou-Ohara.

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極楽寺2

極楽寺3

Blooming Season

Early April

Species

Weeping cherry tree

Location

Murou-Ohara, Uda City, Nara Prefecture 633-0204 <Map>(外部サイトへリンク)

Access

15-minute drive from Hari IC on Meihan Expressway

Parking

Yes (Nearby community center's parking lot is available)

11. Tenyaku-ji Temple

This weeping cherry tree is believed to be 350 years old. There used to be a main building built in the 11th century, but it was lost in the fire. Since then, locals have been trying to rebuild it.

天益寺

Blooming Season

Early April

Species

Weeping cherry tree

Location

Ouda-Hasama, Uda City, Nara Prefecture 633-2166 <Map>(外部サイトへリンク)

Access

From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for 'Ouda'. Get off at 'Ouda High School' and walk for 20 minutes.

Parking

No

12. Murou-ji Temple

Murou-ji is well-known for its rhododendron flowers that decorate the temple ground in late April to early May, but it is also a great cherry blossom spot as well.

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室生寺3

室生里山

Blooming Season

Early April

Species

Weeping cherry tree

Location

78 Murou, Uda City, Nara Prefecture 633-0421 <Map>(外部サイトへリンク)

Access

From Kintetsu Muroguchi-Ono Station, take a bus bound for Murou-ji. Get off at the final stop and walk for 5 minutes.

Parking

Yes

 

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