Mishima Taisha Shrine: A row of cherry trees and two "plum encounters" | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Mishima Station 

[Mishima Taisha Shrine: A row of cherry trees and two "plum encounters"]

Shidare-zakura, somei-yoshino, and a rare species of plum, "omoi-no-mama"

Mishima Taisha Shrine is a great ohanami spot where 200 sakura (cherry trees) of 15 kinds, including kawazu-zakura, shidare-zakura and somei-yoshino, bloom in turn from February until April, starting with the kan-zakura. People also come to enjoy two very rare "plum encounters". The first encounter is with the extremely rare ume (plum) tree "omoi-no-mama", which gloriously flowers in four different colors of red, white and mixed. The second encounter can be experienced in the homotsu-kan (treasure hall), where visitors can see (a replica of) the national treasure "Ume-makie-tebako" (a treasure box with ume trees painted on it), which was received as an offering from Masako Hojo. Enjoy the graceful ume.
Posted photos Main Row of cherry blossom trees along approach
Three photos Upper left photo Omoi-no-mama, right photo National treasure Ume-makie-tebako, lower photo Shidare-zakura in bloom over Shinchi
 
Viewing period End of March to beginning of April (Sakura)
* Depending on the weather, natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / articles above. Furthermore, blooming and event schedules may vary.
 
Address 2-1-5 Omiya-cho, Mishima-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-55-975-0172 (Japanese only)
Access Approx. 13-minute walk from "Mishima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
URL http://www.mishimataisha.or.jp/

updated on Feb 10, 2015

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