Hyotan Sakura Park

ひょうたん桜公園(Hyotan Sakura koen)
Visit a 500-year-old cherry tree
Located in a park upstream of the crystal blue Niyodo River is the Hyotan Sakura, a 500-year-old cherry tree that has been designated a Natural Monument by Kochi Prefecture.

While many people think cherry trees are all the same, there are in fact hundreds of varieties across the country, including the Hyotan variety, which is named after its gourd-shaped buds (hyotan in Japanese).

Shibazakura or moss phlox is another popular spring flower in Japan, which you can see blooming in a vibrant pink carpet around the Hyotan Sakura tree.

Join locals for a spring picnic under the ancient cherry tree with a magnificent view of the mountains, and savor the lively atmosphere during peak blooming season when various food stalls pop up along the promenade.
Cherry Blossoms


Address 高知県吾川郡仁淀川町桜 (Sakura, Niyodogawa Town, Agawa Gun, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 0889-35-1083
Niyodogawa Town Hall Industries & Construction Division
OpenBest time to visit: Late March to early April
DirectionsAbout 1 hr 30 min drive from Ino IC on Kochi Expressway
Map Code445 620 139*22

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