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Ippon-matsu of Rikuzentakata

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Area: Sanriku
Category: City Town Local > Popular Spots

Ippon-matsu of Rikuzentakata (陸前高田の一本松) is the one remained pine tree of Rikuzentakata after Tsunami. At the beach of Rikuzentakata, there were about 70,000 pine trees before Tsunami. In March 11 2011, Tsunami caused by the huge earthquake wiped out all pine trees. Only this pine tree survived from Tsunami. It becomes the symbol of the restoration and strength against disaster. It is also known as "Tree of Hope at Rikuzentakata."

Tourist Info.
There is no parking near.
Never stop your care in the restricted area.
-Do not enter the restricted area and NEVER come close to the buildings-

0. at Ichinoseki Station.
1. use direct bus to Rikuzentakata.
2 .walk south (30 min.)

Access to Sanriku Area

Terminal Station: none.
Because all the train are not available yet since Tsunami. Each cities has a shuttle bus from each near stations of Tohoku Line.

Map around Ippon-matsu of Rikuzentakata

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Detailed Travel Guide for Ippon-matsu of Rikuzentakata

Ippon-matsu is in danger of dying down from the damage of sea water. However, the project of saving Ippon-matsu had been terminated. So, Ippon-matus might fall down in any moment.
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