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Visited Ken & Mary tree area in September 2018. We are a family of 5, drove in a Hybrid Nissan Serena from Sapporo.
The area surrounding Ken & Mary is breezing with cool wind and sunny.
The view is scenic and simply enjoying.
Not sure why the hype but we played along anyway and followed the journey of named trees discovery. As it’s autumn transitioning to winter, most trees have shed their leaves or having mostly brown leaves.
Popular sightseeing in Biei are visiting famous trees used in TV adverts decades ago. The Ken & Mary tree is a nice tree but you can probably see a similar looking tree elsewhere. It was fun to drive countryside and track these famous trees on...More
As a sight seeing spot, Ken&Mary is a make-up story to make it a destination. It is fine to pass.
My kindergartener son went into buy an ice-cream and after he went to sit down in the beautiful big area behind the fence that is...More
It is not fantastic and I was rather disappointed in a way as it is just like another tree, but it would okay if you drive pass them, not necessary to stop and take a photo. It is the same with the Parent & Chid,...More
If you appreciate sceneries and photography, it is a good spot to catch a beautiful shot.
It can be accessed via car. If you don’t drive, an alternative would be chartering a taxi at Biei station that costs around 6100yen per hour to enjoy the...More
We thought it would be something special but for non-Japanese people it’s just a tree.
I looked it up and the tree is used for a Nisssn commercial in 1972 (!) and still famous for that. You can skip this one if you’re not interested.
Guess this is Japanese art of simplicity! A lone and old poplar tree in wide green meadow becomes a significant tourist attraction. What more better than to relate the tree back to its history of being filmed with Ken and Mary for the Nissan? advertisement...More