You will arrive at Sakuramatsu Shrine after walking through the shrine passage that is thickly covered with Japanese ciders and pines aged over 200 years. The shrine was named after a legend which stated that villagers were amazed to see cherry blossoms on a cider and revered the tree as a lucky omen. Many people visit the shrine to pray for an abundant harvest and good health.
The impressive 15-meter Fudo waterfall, located next to the shrine, sprays water into the air flowing with a gusto from the top. Fudo Waterfall Festival is annually held on May 3 as an important event of the Sakuramatsu Shrine, this is the time when you can see snow-melt water in the course of the waterfall.
The shrine is also famous as a spiritual site. You can find two trees attached together in the shrine’s premises. They are regarded as a matchmaking tree.