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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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  • Visited the magnificent rock splitting cherry blossom tree located outside the courthouse. Our timing was impeccable as the snow was falling heavily at the time, made the experience surreal. It defini...  more »
  • Any time it could be enjoyable to see this beautiful cherry tree. However, the time of most beauty is when the cherry trees begin their blossoming, usually in April.. 
  • You can't ever best season it would be preferable to come late April cherry blossom in Morioka. Only imagine the flowers bloom beautifully at the trees in the winter.
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