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Gifu-Hashima Station 

[Princess Chujo Seigan Zakura]

A beautiful sakura tree that preserves the legend of the ill-fated Princess Chujo

The national natural monument Princess Chujo Seigan Zakura stands in the precincts of Ganjo-ji Temple in northern Gifu. This sakura is a mountain cherry variation featuring many petals, numbering 20 to 30. In the early Heian period, Princess Chujo, who had been wandering from place to place to run away from her step-mother's persecution, fell ill. She prayed for recovery and recuperated. The princess planted this tree with a feeling of gratitude, so they say.
Viewing period Sakura: End of March to beginning of April
Address 1-21-2 Obora, Gifu City, Gifu
Phone Ganjo-ji
+81-58-243-2154 (Japanese only)
Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission fee Free
Access Walk for approx. 2 minutes from "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen to Meitetsu "Shin-Hashima Station". Take the Meitetsu Hashima Line / Takehana Line for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Meitetsu Gifu Station". Take the Gifu Bus bound for Obora Midori Danchi for approx. 35 minutes, alight at "Korin Koen-guchi" and walk for approx. 10 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 30, 2018

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