"Sakuramatsu" which is one of the Seven Wonders of Kyoto Gyoen

There are many cherry trees related to Miyake (families allowed to have the status of Imperial family) and Kuge (court nobles) in the large premises, and Kyoto Gyoen is a famous place for hidden cherry blossoms.

The other day, I introduced Itozakura, which is the site of Konoe's residence.

In a place known as "The birthplace of Gakushuin School", there is a corner where cherry tree lying down.

......Cherry tree lying down!?

It is a Yamazakura "Sakuramatsu" that blooms from the branches of a fallen black pine tree.

It started around 1955 when a bird dropped wild cherry seeds on a Japanese black pine that was about 60 years old.

It is believed that the seeds germinated and grew in the trunk of the Japanese black pine, passed through the hollow part of the trunk and rooted into the soil.

The time it takes to take root, the vitality of Yamazakura that blooms from its branches through its trunk, everything is mysterious!

Even after Japanese black pine withered and fell down in 1996, Yamazakura continues to bloom independently.


It was the season of cherry blossoms that passed through the Showa and Heisei eras and entered the Reiwa era this March.

Although the blooming period is short, this spring, they seemed as strong and beautiful as usual years.

When Japanese black pine trees were alive, cherry blossoms bloomed from the tall pine trunk, and this was also a rare sight.

The cherry blossom pine tree that is full of vitality is counted as one of "The Seven Wonders of Kyoto Gyoen".

Kyoto Gyoen National Garden
3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City (The birthplace of Gakushuin School)
3 minutes walk from Furitsu Idaibyoin-mae, City bus stop

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