36 MINAMI-ASO

2014.2.13

A representative venue of cherry blossoms, “The big cherry tree of Isshingyo” in Minami-aso

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“The big cherry tree of Isshingyo” in Minami-aso village is the second oldest cherry tree in Kyusyu, whose age is at least 400 years. It is also a tree to pray for the repose of the soul of the general who governed this area. “Minami-aso cherry blossom festival” held in its flowering period is crowded with 200 thousand or more tourists every year. There are also fields of rape around the big cherry tree, and you can enjoy the harmony of light pink cherry blossoms and lovely yellow rape flowers.

Period: Late March to early April in normal years 
Admission fee: 300 yen (only during the flowering period of cherry blossoms)
Place: The whole place of the Isshingyo Park in Minami-aso village, Aso County (approx. 15 minutes from Kyukamura Minami-aso)

Kyukamura Minami-aso
http://www.qkamura.or.jp/en/aso/

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南阿蘇、春の代表的桜スポット「一心行の大桜」

南阿蘇村の「一心行の大桜」は、九州で2番目に長寿の大桜で、樹齢は400年以上。この土地を治めた武将の菩提樹でもあり、開花時期にあわせて行われる「南阿蘇桜さくら植木まつり」は、毎年20万人以上の観光客で賑わいます。また大桜の周囲には菜の花畑もあり、淡いピンク色の桜と、可愛らしい黄色の菜の花のハーモニーを楽しむことができます。

期間:例年3月下旬~4月上旬 入場料:300円(桜の時期のみ)
場所:阿蘇郡南阿蘇村一心行公園一帯(休暇村南阿蘇から車で約15分)