Last additions - Miharu Takizakura Weeping Cherry Tree 三春滝桜
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Hokusai-style cherry blossom waves.May 14, 2012
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.May 14, 2012
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. May 14, 2012
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The Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree is lit up till 9 pm.May 14, 2012
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A large crowd even in the evening. Lotta photographers too.May 14, 2012
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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.May 14, 2012
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Plants for sale.May 14, 2012
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Sakura noodles.May 14, 2012
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Souvenir shops are food stalls.May 14, 2012
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Cherry trees along the ridge of the hill.May 14, 2012
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Map of the area around the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. May 14, 2012
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.May 14, 2012
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A little shrine under the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. May 14, 2012
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A little shrine under the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. May 14, 2012
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A little shrine under the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. May 14, 2012
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A gigantic bonsai tree.May 14, 2012
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Wooden posts support the tall branches.May 14, 2012
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Many tree trunks are twisted together to form this one, large trunk.May 14, 2012
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. Over 1,000 years old.May 14, 2012
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A volunteer photographer will take your picture with your camera for free.May 14, 2012
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Going to the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. May 14, 2012
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People are not allowed to walk on the tree roots so there is a walking path along the tree edge. May 14, 2012
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. Over 1,000 years old.May 14, 2012
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. Over 1,000 years old.May 14, 2012
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The Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree looks different from different angles.May 14, 2012
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The Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree is in a park-like area with walking paths.May 14, 2012
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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.May 14, 2012
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree.May 14, 2012
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From the ridge, go down these steps to see the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree on a slope.May 14, 2012
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Inari Shrine May 14, 2012
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Inari Shrine on the ridge.May 14, 2012
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The granddaddy Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree is visible from the ridge. May 14, 2012
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First you see some cherry trees along a ridge on a hill.May 14, 2012
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A short walk from the bus stop.May 14, 2012
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From the bus stop, follow the sign.May 14, 2012
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Shuttle bus stop near the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree.May 14, 2012
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From JR Miharu Station, shuttle buses run to the Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree.May 14, 2012
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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."May 14, 2012
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JR Miharu StationMay 14, 2012
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From JR Miharu Station, you can see these cherry blossoms.May 14, 2012
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JR Miharu Station greets you with numerous cherry blossoms right along the tracks.May 14, 2012
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JR Miharu Station on the Ban'etsu-to Line, two stops from JR Koriyama Station on the Tohoku shinkansen line.May 14, 2012
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