We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Good day trip

Restful experience to just sit by the benches and relax with some drinks and snacks and watch the... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
via mobile
Nice park

Easily accessible by public transport. Nice park with not too many visitors. Things are well... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Hong Kong, China
Read all 131 reviews
All photos (107)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good54%
  • Average28%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“coming back”(2 reviews)
“castle ruins”(4 reviews)
“rose garden”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
Reviews (131)
Filter reviews
26 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews coming back castle ruins rose garden paths grounds peak trees picnic park cherry walls bloom blossom sakura
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The castle ruins are only some stone walls. From May to March I think you can skip it without mission something important. But during cherry blossom this is THE cherry blossom spot in Morioka, because the castle wall layout provide a view from above the...More

Thank Seidenpriester
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This was a very nice, well kept park. It's not very large so you can go to the top, take some pictures, and come back down in less than an hour. You can tell it would have been beautiful in the olden days.

Thank J H
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Restful experience to just sit by the benches and relax with some drinks and snacks and watch the world go by. Lotsa greenery around and peaceful

Thank SVRBlackBookAsia
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Easily accessible by public transport. Nice park with not too many visitors. Things are well maintained. Entrance is free.

Thank HK C
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We were a little early for full peak, but it was good enough. Around the base of the walls a few weeping trees (Shidarezakura) were fully opened and gorgeous. The castle now is a collection of ramparts and stairs with a lot of open space....More

Thank hfot2
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This park was absolutely stunning. I think we spent about 2 hours walking around but I could have spent much longer if we hadn't had a train to catch. The grounds were beautiful, the rose garden was gorgeous, and the paths by the creek were...More

1  Thank Dan F
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We were lucky in that the cherry trees were still in bloom. It was very pretty there but wouldn't be much to see out of season. Castle foundations were impressive.

Thank bobe2
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

A tranquil spot in the midst of Morioka City to unwind, have a picnic or simply just read a book. The mountain ridge in the background provides a stunning backdrop to enjoy the sunset. Or follow the small creek that winds through the park for...More

Thank makkoeli
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We arrived at peak cherry blossom time and hanami was in full force. A fair was being held behind the ruins with food and performers during the day and night and coming back at night when the lanterns were lit among the sakura was enchanting,...More

Thank KLsWanderlust
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Beautiful gardens and paths to stroll. Great views from the castle grounds. Walk along the stream and admire the fish swimming.

Thank ON-North
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 47 nearby hotels
Hotel Royal Morioka
56 reviews
.34 km away
Hotel Bright Inn Morioka
39 reviews
.37 km away
Hotel New Carina
68 reviews
.42 km away
Morioka Grand Hotel Annex
47 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,109 nearby restaurants
.11 km away
.11 km away
.11 km away
Pas Mal
.11 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 185 nearby attractions
Iwate Park (Koen)
192 reviews
.05 km away
Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building
106 reviews
.44 km away
Sakurayama Shrine
77 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Morioka Castle Ruins staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines