The sakura announcing the end of winter
Yukiwari cherry blossom (sakura)

The famous Yukiwara sakura, located in Bandaga forest, blossom with a deep pink color to announce the end of winter. The official name is “Tsubaki Kanzakura”. Those rare sakura blossom between mid-February and mid-March even if there is still snow and it is still cold. In Sodayama area, there is around 1000 yukiwari sakura. During blossom season, people from around the city and from far away are coming to see this beautiful scenery.