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Ishiwarizakura, Morioka

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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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  • Tourist attractions, so I went to visit. Walk from Morioka Castle Park, about 10 minutes. It was at the premises of the Court. Can be seen from the trail. Certainly between the stones and cherry trees. Unfortunately the time early in the cherry blossoms. I think it is worth a look.
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  • 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 s...  more »
  • Bud and indeed was also still failed. In mid-April I think, but flowering time is come again. Location is not near the train station, close to downtown, the Prefectural Government.
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