Chokozan Shotai-ji Temple's Shidare-zakura | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Odawara Station 

[Chokozan Shotai-ji Temple's Shidare-zakura]

One of the prefecture's most famous trees: About 340 years old, it hangs down like a waterfall

Shotai-ji Temple's shidare-zakura, whose branches bow with blooming flowers and hang down like a waterfall, reveals a powerful life force despite its petals' fated fall. Masanori Inaba, a feudal lord of the Edo period, is said to have planted what is now a great tree of about 13 m in height and 340 years in age. It has been cherished and protected by the Odawara citizens for many, many years. As one of the Odawara Sakura Matsuri venues, the temple welcomes crowds of sakura viewers from all over throughout the festival period.
Viewing period End of March to beginning of April
 
Address 303 Iriuda, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa
Phone Odawara City Tourism Association
+81-465-22-5002 (Japanese only)
Admission fee Free
Access Take the Hakone Tozan Railway from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Iriuda Station" and walk for approx. 20 minutes.
* Depending on the weather and natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / article. Viewing periods for flowers / autumn leaves and event schedules are subject to change.

updated on Mar 28, 2017

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