1. Giant Aino Mulberry in Hayoshi

Giant Aino Mulberry in Hayoshi

A giant Aino mulberry tree relating the history of sericulture

As an island of silk-farming using Aino mulberry leaves, Sado used to boast the top sericulture industry in Niigata Prefecture. This giant, ancient Aino mulberry tree is estimated to be 1300 years old, measuring 9 meters tall and 5.2 meters around the base. The trunk divides into four branches, and the crown spreads 18 meters. Hayoshi's Aino mulberry tree is one of the three great mulberry trees in Japan, together with one at Ebisu Shrine in Otaru City, Hokkaido, and another in Usune, Numata City, Gunma Prefecture.

Facility Basic Information

Sado, Niigata 952-0004
For inquiries
Cultural Properties Division, World Heritage Registration Promotion Department, Sado City: 0259-63-3195
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 15 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Komasaka (Uchikaifusen Line) Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
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