Wax trees at Yanagisakasone were planted for the raw material of candle wax in the Edo period by the Kurume Clan and about 250 trees are lined-up. Some old trees have a height of 5 to 6 meters and 2 meters around the trunk, and the road with the trees is about 1.1 km in length. It is designated as a prefectural natural treasure, and is also selected as one of the 100 new road-side trees of Japan. During the wax-tree festival between 17th November to 2nd December, along the road is crowded with stalls selling local vegetables and fruits.
In addition, "Eishoji Temple" near the road is recognised as one of the three major Buddha temple in Japan. The autumn leaves on the premises are outstanding.

【Wax-tree Road Homepage】


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