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Ishiwarizakura, Morioka
(3.6/5 based on 150 reviews on the web)
Wonder at the natural journey of Ishiwarizakura, a 400-year-old cherry tree. Sprouted from the tiny crevice of a giant granite boulder, it now rises 10 m (32 ft) and symbolizes the strength of the city in the face of the 2011 tsunami. Having survived the biting northern winters as well as a fire that engulfed the adjacent courthouse, the tree, year in year out, heralds the start of new life as one of the first sakuras to blossom each spring. Make Ishiwarizakura a centerpiece of your Morioka vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Morioka tour planner.
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  • Ishiwarizakura is a cherry tree that over the years by a large rock block has grown and now the Boulder completely by the Middle has worn out. It lets see how strong the particular nature. The location is right in the city of Morioka and it's easy to get along to run for a picture.
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  • Cherry blossom season was not spectacular cherry that I couldn't. Breaking the stones really, the nature is amazing, I thought. It provided a natural monument in the country.
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  • Every year, here starts with Morioka Sakura. Cherry blossoms illuminated beauty honey is by year, but very beautiful. Worth watching once, but enjoy only a few days.
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