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Rock-breaking Cherry Tree

9-1 Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
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Not a must visit

The spot is located in front of a government building and easy to be found. Not something very... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
HK C
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Hong Kong, China
Gorgeous in full bloom - with crowds to prove it!

We had wanted to see Ishiwarizakura for several years, and it was in full bloom the day we finally... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
hfot2
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“split” (5 reviews)
“strength” (3 reviews)
“boulder” (4 reviews)
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9-1 Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
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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
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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

Thank hfot2
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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.

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Reviewed 29 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
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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
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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..

Thank rogermann64
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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.

2  Thank ON-North
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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
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Reviewed 20 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
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

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

Thank klucchese
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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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