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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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TripAdvisor
  • Nothing special with the tree... The journey to that place is too far to walk from the information centre (Train station), but quite nice scenery to see during winter.. If you drive or rent the bicycl...  more »
  • Tourist spot, but good to rent a bicycle riding around Biei to absorb natural air of green meadow and farms. This famous tree was in the film where many tourists come to take photos, just less than 5 ...  more »
  • Nice trees but nothing special. Driving through Biei is scenic itself with rolling fields of neatly planted produce and flowers. Stop by if it's on the way or to stretch your legs but I wouldn't go ou...  more »
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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