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Address: 9-1 Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023 , Iwate Prefecture
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Impressive display of nature

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.

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Ontario, Canada
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Houston, Texas
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648 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 branches are supported with wooden or bamboo stands so that the branches do not break... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 superbly. Definitely a spot to visit for the true believers of time and nature. No... More 

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Morioka, Japan
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69 reviews
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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..

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Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
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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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
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... More 

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College Station, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

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

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South Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

A stunning old tree in the heart of Morioka, this tree is outside the local prefecture office, and has split a boulder in two. A short walk from the main shopping street, toward the 500 Buddhas temple

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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. Stop an have a look, smile, wonder and accept it as it is, an try... More 

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Lancefield, Australia
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183 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We passed this attraction in a bus on the way to somewhere else and whilst it is in a lovely part of morioka we are glad that we didn't make a special trip to see it.

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