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.


General information

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