Stone Cuddling Plum (Ishidaki no Ume)

An old plum tree closely associated with Emperor Juntoku

This plum tree can be found in the garden of a privately-owned house located en route to Mano Gogyo Mausoleum. The site is believed to have been the residence of the descendants of an Imperial palanquin bearer who served Emperor Juntoku when he moved to Sado. The plum tree is thought to have been planted by the Emperor, himself. Estimated at about 750 years old, the tree appears to be holding the large stone at its base and it is thus called "Stone Cuddling Plum." Fresh pale pink flowers come into bloom around mid-March every year.

Address
423 Mano, Sado, Niigata 952-0313
Contact Information
 :0259-63-3195
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 30 by car
Nearest bus stop
Mano Goryou Iriguchi(Minamisen (South Line)) Approx. 20 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
Not Available