Other Highlights

Other Highlights

Great Cedar of Matsubo (Prefecture-designated natural monument )

Approximately 1,100 years old and having as conical tree crown, the tree seems to form a forest by itself. It is a type of cedar that grows naturally on the Sea of Japan-side of the nation and is believed to be the biggest cedar in the prefecture.

▲Get closer and see the thickness of the trunk and magnificent shape of branches

▲Get closer and see the thickness of the trunk and magnificent shape of branches

▲Overwhelming and soul-stirring appearance

Jindai Kaya (Japanese nutmeg tree from the mythological age)

▲At the age of approximately 1,500 years, the old tree still seems to be full of vitality.

▲At the age of approximately 1,500 years, the old tree still seems to be full of vitality.

Believed to be the greatest Kaya tree in the Tohoku region, approximately 1,500 years of age. Legend has it that the spirits of this Kaya tree and of the great cedar tree in front of the nearby Miroku-do Hall, went to pay a visit to the Ise-jingu Shrine together. Legend also warns that “no one shall put blades in it even if it looked withered.”

▲Its appearance brings about a fantastic atmosphere

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