Weeping cherry blossoms and an intriguing hidden history
The impressive weeping cherry blossoms at this temple are said to be descended from trees ordered planted at the Daigo-ji Temple in Kyoto by Toyotomi Hideyoshi (the great samurai general) in the year 1598. Visitors come from far-and-wide to see these sakura that have a connection to this legendary historical figure.
58-1 Kotsu, Higashiyoshino Village, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture
Hozo-ji Temple = 宝蔵寺