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Rock-breaking Cherry Tree

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Rock-breaking Cherry Tree

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9-1 Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023 Iwate Prefecture
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Morioka Walking Tours
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Morioka Walking Tours

Take a guided walking tour around Morioka city, and visit all the main tourist destinations in the area. We will show you the best places to get nice views of Mt Iwate if the weather is nice. Depending on the season, we may take you to places that you can see the cherry blossoms in flower (spring) or the colored leaves in Autumn.
$91.27 per adult
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Warner L wrote a review Nov 2019
Pasadena, California659 contributions119 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ishinoye wrote a review May 2019
Singapore49 contributions25 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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tengkin wrote a review May 2019
Singapore, Singapore2,137 contributions212 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Yan C wrote a review Apr 2019
Hong Kong, China794 contributions224 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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fairysky wrote a review Apr 2019
Singapore, Singapore52 contributions44 helpful votes
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, if it does not ranked equivalent to the Three Famous Cherry Trees in Japan, it definitely follows very closely behind. Even though my visit was too early to witness its blossom, seeing it was sufficient to ignite my passion to not giving up on my endeavour. Its blooming to me is mere secondary.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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