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“A wonderful natural landmark.”

Rock-breaking Cherry Tree
Ranked #1 of 110 things to do in Morioka
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Any time it could be enjoyable to see this beautiful cherry tree. However, the time of most beauty is when the cherry trees begin their blossoming, usually in April..

Thank rogermann64
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

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.

2  Thank ON-North
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This is very old cherry tree that has endured hardship against nature. It grew out from granite rock and stand still till now, almost 400 years later. A must when you around the area.

Thank Willow888
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

We visited around April 20-25 where Morioka cherry blossom was at peak this year. This cherry blossom is super popular among Japanese tourist. I saw tour buses stopped by. Yes, this is worth it.

The tree is an old tree and grew out of a boulder. People in Tohoku where were affected by the earthquake see the life and strength from this tree. The tree has splendid cherry blossom.

Thank Seven W
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

Great example of the inexorable action of tree-roots, a metaphor for the power of slow, steady effort.

Thank klucchese
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