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JR Miharu Station on the Ban'etsu-to Line, two stops from JR Koriyama Station on the Tohoku shinkansen line.
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JR Miharu Station greets you with numerous cherry blossoms right along the tracks.
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From JR Miharu Station, you can see these cherry blossoms.
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Inside Miharu Station is this sign indicating the status of the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree. It points to "Full bloom."
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JR Miharu Station
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From JR Miharu Station, shuttle buses run to the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree.
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Shuttle bus stop near the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree.
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From the bus stop, follow the sign.
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A short walk from the bus stop.
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First you see some cherry trees along a ridge on a hill.
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The granddaddy Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree is visible from the ridge.
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Inari Shrine on the ridge.
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Inari Shrine
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From the ridge, go down these steps to see the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree on a slope.
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree.
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The Miharu Takizakura (Waterfall cherry blossoms) cherry tree is one of Japan's most famous and grandest weeping cherry tree. It is over 1,000 years old and the mother of thousands of weeping cherry trees in Japan and even overseas.
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The Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree is in a park-like area with walking paths.
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The Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree looks different from different angles.
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. Over 1,000 years old.
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. Over 1,000 years old.
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People are not allowed to walk on the tree roots so there is a walking path along the tree edge.
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Going to the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.
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A volunteer photographer will take your picture with your camera for free.
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. Over 1,000 years old.
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Many tree trunks are twisted together to form this one, large trunk.
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Wooden posts support the tall branches.
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A gigantic bonsai tree.
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A little shrine under the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.
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A little shrine under the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.
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A little shrine under the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.
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Map of the area around the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.
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Cherry trees along the ridge of the hill.
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Souvenir shops are food stalls.
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Sakura noodles.
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Plants for sale.
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They turn on the lights at 6 pm when the tree is in bloom. But we had to wait about an hour before it got dark enough.
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A large crowd even in the evening. Lotta photographers too.
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The Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree is lit up till 9 pm.
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.
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Moon
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Hokusai-style cherry blossom waves.
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Back on the hilltop ridge. That's the Takizakura on the lower left.
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