No.60 Stone Splitting Cherry Tree
What a sight! This tree bursts with the power of life. Called the Ishiwarizakura in Japanese, this edohigan sakura is around 350–400 years old and has a trunk circumference of 4.5 meters. A seed that sprouted in a crack in the huge rock, which has a circumference of 21 meters, is said to have split the rock open as it grew. The tree now stands 11.2 meters tall with branches extending 13.9–18.6 meters.
|Address||Morioka District Court, 9-1, Uchimaru, Morioka, Iwate Prefecture (岩手県盛岡市内丸9-1 盛岡地方裁判所内)|
|Peak bloom||Mid-to-late April|
|Access by train||8 minutes by car from Morioka Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line|
|Access by car||20 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Morioka IC|