The Cherry Tree of Koshidai

This huge Japanese cherry tree is over 400 years old and has been designated as a national Natural Treasure. The tree has a trunk circumference of about 7.2 meters and stands 20 meters high, and was thus selected as one of the "100 giants in the forest" by the Forestry Agency. Koshidai Cherry Blossom Festival is held every year on the 3rd of May. Yabusame horseback archery accompanied by taiko drumming is held, and local organizations set up food stalls. Photo tip: South side of cherry blossoms.

This huge Japanese cherry tree is over 400 years old and has been designated as a national Natural Treasure. The tree has a trunk circumference of about 7.2 meters and stands 20 meters high, and was thus selected as one of the "100 giants in the forest" by the Forestry Agency. Koshidai Cherry Blossom Festival is held every year on the 3rd of May. Yabusame horseback archery accompanied by taiko drumming is held, and local organizations set up food stalls. Photo tip: South side of cherry blossoms.

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The third biggest prefecture in Japan situated in the south of the "Tohoku" region in the Northern part of the Japanese main island of Honshu. Around 90 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen or 3 hours by car. A modern prefecture that embraces educational school trips which many students want to experience.

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