Nishi Zao Oyama sakura cherry tree
Because the cherry trees of Nishi Zao are high above sea level, they are the slowest to bloom in Yamagata City and will be blooming around Golden Week some years.
The famous Oyama tree is said to have grown up since the Heian period. The poet Saigyo (1118~1190) made a haiku about it when he visited it.
Nishi Zao Pastures, 515 Tsuchizaka, Yamagata city
12 km east of Yamagata city, about 30 minutes by car
- Parking lot
- Available (parking capacity 200 cars) Free
The best time to look at it is from late April to early May.
* It can only be watched from the pasture’s road.
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