Kyushu Island lies southwest of Honshu. South Aso is on the west side of Kumamoto Prefecture, in central Kyushu. There stands a famous and regal 90-year old Kannon cherry tree.
In the middle of a great ranch stands a single majestic cherry tree. The mountains of Takadake, Nakadake, and Eboshidake tower in the horizon, providing a magnificent backdrop to the scene. At night, lights shining upon the cherry tree make for a dramatic and memorable flower viewing.
At JR Kumamoto Station, take the Hohi Honsen towards Bungo Takeda for 1 hour. Transfer at Tateno Station to Minami Aso Railways Takamori Line. Ride for 10 minutes to Kase Station. 52 minute walk to the Kannon Sakura.
Address: Kain, Minamiaso, Aso District, Kumamoto Prefecture
Airport: Kumamoto Airport
Cherry blossoms and Field Mustard in full bloom on the river bank
Sakura blooms each spring from the south, covering Japan in a pink blanket as it travels northwards
Autumn in Japan, landscape dyed in red, orange, and brown
Beautiful moss and streams that epitomize Yakushima - Shiratani Unsuikyo
Contemporary walk through a 400-year old samurai district
Time travel to the Edo Period
Warm spring welcome by 200 beautiful blooming Sakura trees
19th Century red brick architectural relic from Hokkaido’s industrial heyday
Reflecting the changing seasons, this popular Kyoto spot is perfect for natural contemplation and reflection