Higashine is the biggest cherry producer in Japan, and is the birthplace of the finest variety, “Sato Nishiki”.
The breeds of the HIGASHINE CHERRY are Sato Nishiki and Benishuho.Sato Nishiki, in particular, is the most excellent in appearance and taste. Sato Nishiki is in great demand for gifts given the taste in early summer and has an excellent reputation because of its balance between refreshing sweetness and favorable sourness. Sato Nishiki, born in Higashine City, was named in 1928 and went out into the world. Since then, the work and commitment of our forerunners have advanced the cultivation techniques and achieved the current situation today. What is more, the cultivation techniques for Sato Nishiki greatly contributed to improving the quality and production quantities of all kinds of cherries, including Benishuho that was developed later, making Higashine City proud of being the No. 1 cherry producer in Japan.