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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

cherry blossoms (4)


photo by 神戸観光壁紙写真集
The cherry blossoms petals in Shukugawa Park(夙川公園) in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture are fluttering down. (one of 100 best cherry blossoms viewing points)
・Varieties of cherry trees:  Yoshino cherry, Yamazakura(山桜, Cerasus jamasakura or Prunus serrulata), Kanzan(関山, Cerasus serrulata‘Kanzan’), Oshima cherry(大島桜, Prunus speciosa), フゲンゾウ(普賢象, Cerasus serrulata ‘Albo-rosea’)

photo by 神戸観光壁紙写真集
The cherry blossoms petals in Akashi Park(明石公園), Hyogo Prefecture are fluttering down.
(one of 100 best cherry blossoms viewing points)
photo by 神戸観光壁紙写真集

The Yoshino cherry blossoms in Kinosaki Onsen(城崎温泉, Kinosaki's hot springs), Okayama Prefecture are fully in bloom now.

Zenpuku-ji Temple
photo by 神戸観光壁紙写真集
Four weeping cherry trees in Zenpuku-ji Temple(善福寺) in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture are fully in bloom now. They are about 260 years old.
Sasayama Castle Ruins
photo by 神戸観光壁紙写真集
The cherry blossoms in Sasayama Castle Ruins(篠山城址) in Sasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture are fully in bloom now. A thousand Yoshino cherry and yamazakura trees are blooming there.

Sasayama Castle Ruins
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙


Tsuyama Castle Ruins
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The cherry blossoms in Tsuyama Castle Ruins(Kakuzan Park), Okayama Prefecture are fully in bloom now.
(one of 100 best cherry blossoms viewing points)

The Expo Commemoration Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The cherry blossoms petals in The Expo Commemoration Park (万博記念公園, Banpaku kinen koen) in Osaka are fluttering down. The park has 5500 cherry trees of 9 different varieties including Yoshino cherry, Yamazakura, Satozakura(Cerasus lannesiana Carriere) and weeping cherry.
(one of 100 best cherry blossoms viewing points)

Koito-shidarezakura in Ono-dera Temple
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The Yoshino cherry blossoms in Ono-dera Temple(大野寺) in Uda City, Nara Prefecture are fully in bloom now.
・Varieties of cherry trees: Koito-shidarezakura(小糸枝垂桜, a variety of Cerasus spachiana) , Beni-shidarezakura(紅枝垂桜, Cerasus spachiana ‘Pendula Rosea’)
Two Koito-shidarezakura trees are about 300 years old.


Itozakura in Kofuku-ji Temple
photo by 神戸観光壁紙写真集
Itozakura in Kofuku-ji Temple(光福寺) in Hyogo Prefecture is fully in bloom now. Itozakura is a variety of weeping cherries. This tree is about 300 years old.


photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙

The cherry blossoms petals in Ondo-no-seto Park(音戸の瀬戸公園)in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture have fallen.
・Varieties of cherry trees: Yoshino cherry, Oshima cherry, Yamazakura(山桜, Cerasus jamasakura or Prunus serrulata), double-flowered cherry blossoms(八重桜, Yaezakura) 
 Nagahama Castle, Ho Park
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The Yoshino cherry blossoms in Ho Park(豊公園) in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture are fully in bloom now.  Seven hundred Yoshino cherry trees surround Nagahama Castle(長浜城).
(one of 100 best cherry blossoms viewing points)

Ho Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙

photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙

The Yoshino cherry blossoms in Hikone Castle(彦根城) in Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture are fully in bloom now. This castle was built in 1622 and has been designated a national treasure.

photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The Yoshino cherry blossoms in Azuchi Castle Ruins(安土城址) in Omi-hachiman City, Shiga Prefecture are fully in bloom now.



Matabe-zakura and peach trees
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
A weeping cherry tree called Matabe-zakura(又兵衛桜) in Uda City, Nara Prefecture is fully in bloom now. The cherry tree is said to be over 300 years old. Matabe(又兵衛) is the name of a famous warlord.

'Shimosenbon' on Mount Yoshino in the sea of clouds
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
Each of the four areas of Mount Yoshino, Nara Prefecture is called 'Hitome Senbon' (a place one can look over 1,000 cherry trees at a glance) and given the name 'Shimosenbon,' 'Nakasenbon,' 'Kamisenbon,' and 'Okusenbon,' respectively. (one of 100 best cherry blossoms viewing points)



Miyasumi Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The cherry blossoms in Miyasumi Park(三休公園) in Kume District, Okayama Prefecture are fully in bloom now. About 5000 cherry trees include Yoshino cherry, yamazakura and satozakura trees. 

cherry blossom trees along Asuwa River
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The 2.2-km-long row of cherry blossom trees along Asuwa River(足羽川) in Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture are fully in bloom now. About 3500 cherry trees include Yoshino cherry, yamazakura and weeping cherry trees.
(one of 100 best cherry blossoms viewing points)


Shiro-shidarezakura called Gosho-zakura(御所桜) in Kamigamo Jinja Shrine
photo by KYOTOdesign
The cherry blossoms in Kamigamo Jinja Shrine(上賀茂神社) in Kyoto are in nearly full bloom now. This shrine has Yoshino cherry, Beni-shidarezakura(紅枝垂桜, Cerasus spachiana ‘Pendula Rosea’), Yamazakura(山桜, Cerasus jamasakura or Prunus serrulata) and Shiro-shidarezakura trees.
Kamigamo Jinja Shrine
photo by KYOTOdesign





Kanazawa Castle Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The cherry blossoms in Kanazawa Castle Park(金沢城公園) in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture are fully in bloom now.
Kanazawa Castle Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙

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