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Trees with names

Not sure why the hype but we played along anyway and followed the journey of named trees discovery... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
fyeefyee
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Singapore, Singapore
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Another Famous Tree

Popular sightseeing in Biei are visiting famous trees used in TV adverts decades ago. The Ken... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Tanimy
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure why the hype but we played along anyway and followed the journey of named trees discovery. As it’s autumn transitioning to winter, most trees have shed their leaves or having mostly brown leaves.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fyeefyee
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Popular sightseeing in Biei are visiting famous trees used in TV adverts decades ago. The Ken & Mary tree is a nice tree but you can probably see a similar looking tree elsewhere. It was fun to drive countryside and track these famous trees on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tanimy
Reviewed 18 July 2018

As a sight seeing spot, Ken&Mary is a make-up story to make it a destination. It is fine to pass. My kindergartener son went into buy an ice-cream and after he went to sit down in the beautiful big area behind the fence that is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aey P
Reviewed 28 June 2018

It is not fantastic and I was rather disappointed in a way as it is just like another tree, but it would okay if you drive pass them, not necessary to stop and take a photo. It is the same with the Parent & Chid,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Another nice tree. This is right beside the cafe which serves a very nice caramel softserve. I love the lavender and milk swirl.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Imakelv
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

If you appreciate sceneries and photography, it is a good spot to catch a beautiful shot. It can be accessed via car. If you don’t drive, an alternative would be chartering a taxi at Biei station that costs around 6100yen per hour to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ShinY51
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We thought it would be something special but for non-Japanese people it’s just a tree. I looked it up and the tree is used for a Nisssn commercial in 1972 (!) and still famous for that. You can skip this one if you’re not interested.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Guess this is Japanese art of simplicity! A lone and old poplar tree in wide green meadow becomes a significant tourist attraction. What more better than to relate the tree back to its history of being filmed with Ken and Mary for the Nissan? advertisement...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Not sure what the attraction is here, but would not go out of your way to find the Ken & Mary Tree. Seemed to be popular with others though.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Debra R
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't come for Ken & Mary Tree on purpose. We passed by on our way to another art action, ww known lots people come for the tree specially. We didn't take photo or anything

Date of experience: August 2017
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