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Hongo no Takizakura (Matabee Cherry Tree)
This weeping cherry tree is said to be 300-years old. Gotou Matabee, a samurai during the summer campaign for the siege of Osaka in 1615, is believed to have died here, hence it being fondly called “Matabee Cherry Tree” by the locals. The contrast in colors between the cherry blossoms and the peach blossoms behind is so beautiful that lots of visitors come every year during peak blooming season to enjoy the scene.
Ouda Hongo, Uda City, Nara Prefecture, 633-2156
Free entry (100 JPY donation for the maintenance of the plants is highly appreciated)
Approx. 17-minutes by bus towards "Ouda-cho" from Haibara Station on the Kintetsu line. Approx. 20-minute walk from "Ouda" bus stop (final stop)
Follow the numerous signs towards Matabee Sakura from Route Ouda National Route 166
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