The Weeping Cherry Trees of Hokkiji – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

The weeping cherry trees on the grounds of Hokkiji Temple in Hokuto City are estimated to be about 300 years old. Standing about 12-meters in height, their sagging branches are covered with cherry blossom blooms in the spring. The sight of these blossom-loaded branches sagging in broad, elegant curves is a popular sight to see. Such tall and splendid weeping cherry trees are a rare sight in Hokkaido. When they are in full bloom, these trees are lit up at night, attracting large crowds of visitors to the temple.

Hokkiji Temple

1-14-13 Mukaino, Hokuto, Hokkaido