Ippon Matsu (Miracle Pine)
Information on the Ippon Matsu (Miracle Pine)
Tea House and the City-planning Information/Resource Center
Please visit our Ippon Matsu (Miracle Pine) Tea House and souvenir shop
located in the parking lot across the street from the pine. In the tea
house is a cafe where you can enjoy sweets, coffee, and drinks. In the
souvenir shop are locally made gifts and food items made using local produce
There is a look-out located near the pine tree.
Across the parking lot from the TAPIC 45 (a service station/rest area popular
with tourists pre-disaster) is a resource center where you can view pre-disaster
photographs along with information on the disaster itself, the search and
rescue efforts, and our current reconstruction plan. Some of these materials
are in English. Please feel free to sign the guest sheet when you leave.
We are grateful for the donations we received to preserve the Miracle Pine. Thank you for your generosity. As of July 1st, 2013 we reached our goal and were able to spend the funds on the preservation of this pine tree. As such, we formally ended our fund drive, requesting for donations as of March 31st, 2014.
We light up the Miracle Pine and the Bridge of Hope (conveyor belt traversing Kesen River) at night. The Miracle Pine is lit from sunset to 9pm (weather permitting), and the Bridge of Hope is lit from 6pm to 9pm except Sundays and some holidays.
There are no lights on the path to the Miracle Pine. We ask you to use caution if you walk to the Miracle Pine at night.