Yokosuka's Taura Park

Plum blossoms galore

By Steve Morton    - 1 min read

About a 15 to 20 minute walk away from either Keikyu Taura or JR Taura Station lies the impressive 'Ume-no-Sato' (Plum Blossom Park), which comes to life during its annual spring festival from late February to early March.

Featuring over 2,700 plum blossoms, which are often confused with the more popular cherry blossoms, these impressive trees provide a great excuse to get out and enjoy the wonders of nature.

Located on a high hill overlooking the Miura Coast, this park offers the perfect spot for having a picnic whilst admiring the colorful flowers and impressive scenery below.

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Steve Morton

Steve Morton @steve.morton138

Long-term resident of Yokohama interested in getting out and seeing what this great country has to offer. I enjoy doing new things and traveling on a streamlined budget guaranteed to make any self-respecting local gulp.When not too busy, I like eating and attempting to not get lost while looking at Japanese tourist maps