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Ken & Mary Tree, Biei-cho

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A giant, 80-year-old poplar tree made famous by a 1972 Nissan ad campaign, Ken & Mary Tree stands alone in a mustard field against rolling hills and vast fields. Named after two characters in the commercial, the tree stands out as a landmark of Biei region, and even gives its name to a nearby bed and breakfast. Bizarre for most outsiders as a tourist attraction, the location makes a nice stopover if you are driving in the area. You can reach the famous poplar in 10 minutes by car from Biei railway station, or rent a bicycle at the station. Add Ken & Mary Tree and other attractions to your Biei-cho trip itinerary using our Biei-cho tour planner.
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  • It is a tree came out Nissan Skyline old commercials. What for I do not know or have seen the CM were terrible people were there.
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  • just a tree, nothing more. If you short of time, no need to consider to visit the tree. There are more interesting places in Biei where you could enjoy the countryside scenery.  more »
  • Tree stand cannot be indescribably said the distinctive Hill. I thought I have nothing to do with what Tom's unique landscape. He was over large-sized buses. Just of potato blossoms in full bloom, had no good contrast with the Golden Wheat field. I thought it was the place to go once.
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  • The tree made famous by an old advert series for the Nissan Skyline. Only worth visiting if you are old and remember the ads, or yiu just like visiting famous tourist sites.
  • It is a solitary tree by the road side made popular . Many people stop for photo taking . There is parking nearby
  • Totally NOT worth stopping for. It's just a plain old tree beside a narrow road. There's a cafe right across the road but they won't let you take photos of the tree unless you order food.
  • I go in late October with cloudy sky. maybe it because of the weather, it's not beautiful as I expected
  • Just a tree. Nothing really special. Just because of the commercial

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Where to stay in Biei-cho

Known for its scenery year-round, Bien-cho attracts a large number of tourists at all times. Because of this, most of the places to stay in the area sit outside of the town itself so as to offer views of the hills,
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