Takao plum grove (高尾梅郷) in Takao

Ordinary cherry blossoms are in full bloom after plum blossoms season is over. But this year, cherry blossoms were beginning to bloom while plum blossoms were in full bloom because of unusually warm weather. So we could see both cherry blossoms and plum blossoms together at many place.

It was about half a month ago, I went to Takao plum grove (Takao baigo grove) and saw much plum blossoms to the full.
Takao Plum Grove is near Takao station that is known as the closest station to Mt.Takao.
There are about 10000 plum trees along old Koshu Kaido street and Kobotoke river.

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Where ?

Takao plum glove is divided into seven sections like parks.
If you want to see all sections, you need about 5 hours.
The closest park from Takao station is Komakino park (駒木野庭園). Another area is very far from the station.

Komakino park (駒木野公園)

Komakino park is normal park. But such vivid blossoms are in bloom along the river.

Red plum blossoms, Komakino Park (Takao)
White plum blossoms, Komakino Park (Takao)

There’s children’s park next to there, and there are also many plum blossoms.

Children's park, Komakino Park (Takao)

Tenjin plum grove (天神梅林)

Tenjin plum grove is like short hill.. There’s a small shrine named Takao Tenmangu shrine at the top.

Takao Tenmangu shrine, Tenjin plum grove (Takao)

Yunohana plum grove (湯の花梅林)

Entering into the park is restricted now. But we can view plum blossoms from outside.

Whole park, Yunohana plum grove (Takao)

Kobotoke plum grove (小仏梅林)

Strictly speaking, “Kobotoke plum grove” don’t exist now.
When the word “Kobotoke plum grove” is used now, it means some plum trees near Kobotoke bus stop.

Rail and plum blossoms, Kobotoke Plum grove (Takao)

There’s railway and tunnel.It’s very fun to take photos of blossoms and them together.

Tunnel and plum blossoms, Kobotoke Plum grove (Takao)
White plum blossoms, Kogesawa plum grove (Takao)

Kogesawa plum grove (木下沢梅林)

Kogesawa plum grove is the largest area in Takao plum grove.
It is open during the plum blossoms festival only.
It is located at the upper area of it. Can you see plum trees above ?

From bottom, Kogesawa plum grove (Takao)
Plum blossoms only, Kogesawa plum grove (Takao)

If you don’t have much time, visiting only there is good choice, I think.

Awesome blossoms, Kogesawa plum grove (Takao)
Awesome beautiful, Kogesawa plum grove (Takao)

Arai plum grove (荒井梅林)

This is tiny park. I took much time to find it. And also it’s not open to the public. I took the photo from out of the fence.

Whole park, Arai plum grove (Takao)

Sekisho plum grove (関所梅林)

Also it was hard for me to find it. And I was about to go past 😛
It was like children’s play ground.

Few tree, Sekisho plum grove (Takao)
 

Comment

  1. Plum blossoms are my favorite. There is something too about the tree shape and knobbly branches that I love more than sakura.

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