Ginkgo trees 銀杏

Ginkgo trees in fall

Ginkgo trees in fall

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A symbol of autumn in Japan

Very common at Shinto shrines, ginkgo trees are an integral part of the Japanese fall landscape. You can admire them all over the country, and the oldest in Japan are over 1,000 years old!

Ginkgo are often seen outside Japanese shrines

Ginkgo are often seen outside Japanese shrines

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A path of ginkgo trees in Meiji Jingu Gaien

A path of ginkgo trees in Meiji Jingu Gaien

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  • The Grand Kikubo(Aomori prefecture)

At 27 meters tall, the Grand Kikubo is one of the most imposing trees of its kind. Planted 1,000 years ago in Sannohe, Aomori prefecture, it is also classified as a 'natural monument'. And although the 2011 typhoon that hit the Tohoku region damaged it a bit, the tree has now regained all its previous splendor, to the delight of the inhabitants of Sannohe.

Information
Address :Aza-ichonokikubo,Dobutsu, Hashikami, Sannohe, Aomori Prefecture, 039-1201
Access : 15 minutes by car from Kadonohama station (Hachinohe line)

The Grand Kikubo in Aomori

The Grand Kikubo in Aomori

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Ginkgo leaves

Ginkgo leaves

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