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Ken & Mary Tree, Biei-cho

(3.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • To enjoy the snowy landscape of biei, visited in January. From biei station to Charter a taxi two hours, scoured the area. We were a big tree. You could watch in silence, nobody probably because of the cold weather. タクシーオススメ because of the winter road.
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  • This tree stands in nature like nothing else. When I found something I feel met the old man. Not many foreign tourists here so slowly. It is recommended to drive.
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  • 地圖上有很多樹的景點~可能是某的故事~某張照片~某個廣告。電影捧紅的~但是~其實也有很多樹都很漂亮~不只這幾顆~但是開車找這些景點也很有趣啦~是也不用執著 
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  • 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
  • Good
  • Ordinary tree and hill. That's it.
  • Overrated