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The Miracle Pine deserves a little of your time ...

This is the site of the well-known, “Miracle Pine” ... as the real tree eventually died, due to... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Tokyo, Japan
Meaningful memorial

Understand the history behind the significance of this tree. One out of 70,000 that was washed... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2015
Tokyo, Japan
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176-6 Sunamori Kesencho, Rikuzentakata 029-2204, Iwate Prefecture
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is the site of the well-known, “Miracle Pine” ... as the real tree eventually died, due to salt water damaging the roots, the locals collected donations (and spent about 50,000,000 yen, I heard) and made a plastic tree to replace it. It does look...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank VanessaY650
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Once you see it, you'll never forger it. Drive nearby or walk to it. It represents the resiliency of the Japanese people. You will be moved being in Rik City regardless but the tree, is life. Stop at the gift shop and spend. Have a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 67tiet
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The Miracle Pine is one and only pine tree left after the March 11, 2011 tsunami that hit the coast of the city of Rikuzen Takata. The city was known for its more than 70,000 pine trees along the coast line. These pine trees were...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Chuzaa
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The miracle pine tree site is a sober reminder of the terrible tragedy that affected this area. The tree itself is a powerful symbol of hope and resilience - it's well worth spending time at the site to think about both the tragedy and of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank AKDut
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Visited the area and all I can say it is a very humbling experience to see the pine tree and what it stands for in the area. The surrounding landscape almost resembles a construction site, but there are remnant buildings around to remind you of...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Villagemayor
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Understand the history behind the significance of this tree. One out of 70,000 that was washed away by the 15+ meter tsunami that hit this town in 2011 it's a powerful symbol. The tree itself died and was "refurbished" into this (bark injected with resin,...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank Indigo_Scott
Reviewed 26 March 2015

I didn't go all that close to it, and I'm not sure you can, since that would involve crossing a vast building site. But I could see it in the distance. I believe that the original one died, in any case, and has been replaced...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Jason J
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