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Rock-breaking Cherry Tree

9-1 Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
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Impressive during full bloom, visit along with other sakura spots in Morioka

Ishiwarizakura was designated as a national treasure in 1923. The tree is estimated to be around... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
superpandaa
number one attraction in Morioka?

tripadvisor recommends this place as the best thing to do in Morioka well, it's a nice tree coming... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“huge stone” (2 reviews)
“full bloom” (2 reviews)
“split” (5 reviews)
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9-1 Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
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Reviewed 20 May 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

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Reviewed 10 May 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

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Reviewed 20 March 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.

Thank HK C
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Reviewed 20 February 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

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Reviewed 12 July 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.

1  Thank Dan F
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Reviewed 30 March 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

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Reviewed 4 February 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

Thank StrictlyOurOpinion
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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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Ruby S
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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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