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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 12 July 2017
Dan F
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Kennesaw, Georgia
worth a visit during cherry blossom

It it a cherry tree that grows out of a stone that is split into half by the tree.Outside the 2... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Seidenpriester
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Luebeck, Germany
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9-1 Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 October 2014 via mobile

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....More

2  Thank Grachen O
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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

1  Thank superpandaa
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Reviewed 4 September 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

Thank Seidenpriester
Reviewed 14 August 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.

Thank J H
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

1  Thank superpandaa
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
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
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

Thank KLsWanderlust
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
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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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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