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Kubozakura in Isawa (Nagai)

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It is one of the oldest Edo higan trees in Japan and said to be about 1200 years old.

This spot is known for the legend of tragic love affair between Sakanoue no Tamuramaro and Otama, the daughter of a local lord.

It is a huge tree with a height of 13 meters. It was also called Yotan-zakura a name coming from the length of the branches spread during the Edo period.

The roots have rotted and the tree’s vigor has declined so measures are planned to regenerate it.

Basic information

Area
Nagai
Name
Kubozakura in Isazawa
Address

2027 Kami-isazawa, Nagai City, Yamagata Prefecture

Tel.
0238-88-5279 (Nagai City Tourism Association)​ ​0238-88-5279 (Nagai City Tourism Association)​ ​
Access

About 18 minutes by car from Nanyo Takahata IC
About 60 minutes by car from Yamagata Station

Parking lot
Yes
Official site
https://kankou-nagai.jp/view/?id=389