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Rock-breaking Cherry Tree

9-1 Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
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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
Kennesaw, Georgia
a venerable old cherry tree

Growing in an unlikely location, this cherry tree growing in a split boulder - did it split it... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Houston, Texas
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9-1 Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
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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.

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
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
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
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...More

Thank Seven W
Reviewed 16 May 2016

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

Thank klucchese
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

Thank snerd45
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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Ruby S
10 February 2015|
Response from toraara |
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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