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.
▲Overwhelming and soul-stirring appearance
Jindai Kaya (Japanese nutmeg tree from the mythological age)
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.”