Rock-breaking Cherry Tree
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joyce g
Ontario, Canada74 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
Almost unbelievable that a tree could grow and split a giant granite rock. Located on the grounds of the Morioka courthouse. This display of nature is well worth a visit.
Written August 11, 2016
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Grachen O
Nairobi, Kenya8 contributions
For nature lovers , this is a simple work of nature at its finest. Nothing more nothing less! If u pass by an don't notice it, its OK go on ahead, but if u cross the road an find urself stopping to have a look. Stop an have a look, smile, wonder and accept it as it is, an try to remember what u had to day an go on ur way, cause u now have another cherished moment
Written October 1, 2014
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himawarisun
Japan34 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
Ishiwarizakura was designated as a national treasure in 1923. The tree is estimated to be around 300 to 400 years old. The tree survived a fire in 1932 and has continued to grow through a granite rock. The tree is a symbol of perseverance and endurance.

The best time to see Ishiwarizakura is in full bloom during the sakura season. The tree is beautiful during this time. I don't think Ishiwarizakura is a must-see, however it is a good spot to stop by on the way to other cherry blossom spots such as Iwate Park or Takamatsu Pond. The tree does not take long to see, so if you have time, why not?
Written May 19, 2018
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JMAbcn
Barcelona, Spain166 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
tripadvisor recommends this place as the best thing to do in Morioka

well, it's a nice tree coming up from a huge stone, but that's all, unless you're in the area or really bored I'm not sure if it's worth a visit, frankly
Written May 10, 2018
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Dan F
Kennesaw, GA160 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
It was about a 10 minute walk to see the rock breaking cherry tree from Castle Ruins Park, so if you're planning a trip there, make a detour and see this tree. It's pretty impressive.
Written July 12, 2017
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Hami F
Morioka-shi, Iwate, Japan5 contributions
Apr 2013 • Family
It is a symbol of the strength of nature when a tree dive through a huge stone and grow up.
It is a Cheery Tree splitting a big rock. The tree is around 400 years old. It is registered as one of national heritage in 1937.
Written July 29, 2013
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Warner L
Pasadena, CA668 contributions
Oct 2019
There is a lot of hype for this tree and I am sure in Spring time when blossoms are in bloom this will have more oomph.
Written November 3, 2019
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Ishinoye
Singapore48 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Visited in late spring when all the cherry blossoms had gone. Still, looking at how the massive trunk of the tree managed to split a boulder in two as it strove to grow reminded me that I too, can survive and triumph over adversity as long I put in the effort. Good job, tree!
Written May 22, 2019
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tengkin
Singapore, Singapore2,140 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
People will always look at a cherry tree in full blossom and this is no exception. By nature, a cherry seed must have dropped into the rock crevice and with some soil and nutrient, it grew to this day.

Due to the celebrity status, it will probably be not chopped down, although it looks like a mature tree. Both tourists and locals seems to be busy taking photographs and later walk to the Morioka Castle where there is a nice temple at one side.

The tree is infront of the government building, but it does not hinder their operation. It is nice of the government agency to open the gate for the public.
Written May 19, 2019
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Yan C
Hong Kong, China796 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a very old sakura tree, growing out of a large piece of rock, breaking up the latter into two. The tree itself is not that pretty, even when the flowers are in full blossom. It remains a favourite for tourists and the pride of the local people because the tree represents the values that Japanese favour most - perseverance, strength and survival. A visit to the tree is a lesson learnt, rather than an attraction enjoyed.
Written April 24, 2019
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