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Rock-breaking Cherry Tree

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Pretty cool and not far from Castle Ruins Park

It was about a 10 minute walk to see the rock breaking cherry tree from Castle Ruins Park, so if... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Dan F
Kennesaw, Georgia
Awesome wonder that illustrate Tohoku's resilience

This cherry tree is famous not just because it had survived certain death and revived vigourously... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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9-1 Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This cherry tree is famous not just because it had survived certain death and revived vigourously, but it demonstrated the will of a tree that pierced open the rock, and brings upon hope and encouragement to the people of Morioka and Tohoku. In my opinion,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fairysky
Reviewed September 4, 2018

It it a cherry tree that grows out of a stone that is split into half by the tree.Outside the 2 weeks of cherry blossom it is more or less a simple tree with a stone. BUT it is a landmark of Morioka and not...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

It's a very beautiful picture no doubt, but we weren't there during cherry blossom time. So, it looked like a tree that grew up between a split rock. It must be a local thing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J H
Reviewed May 19, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

The spot is located in front of a government building and easy to be found. Not something very important but worth a visit if you are around.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank HK C
Reviewed February 19, 2018

We had wanted to see Ishiwarizakura for several years, and it was in full bloom the day we finally decided to visit. The tree is much beloved by the people of Morioka and it certainly is a wonder pushing its way out from the cleft...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Dan F
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Growing in an unlikely location, this cherry tree growing in a split boulder - did it split it? - was gloriously in bloom and was surrounded by people all admiring it's display. It is protected by a slight wooden fence and many of it's heavy...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank KLsWanderlust
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Visited the magnificent rock splitting cherry blossom tree located outside the courthouse. Our timing was impeccable as the snow was falling heavily at the time, made the experience surreal. It definitely symbolised strength and perseverance, after all it is over 400 years and still thriving...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Ruby S
February 9, 2015|
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You will be find gate corner in Morioka District Court . You will be take 10 minutes ride from Morioka Station by the city loop-line bus. And please get off in front of Iwate Bank bus stop. So you will find Ishiwarizakura... More
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