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Must see if you are in Morioka

This park was absolutely stunning. I think we spent about 2 hours walking around but I could have... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Dan F
,
Kennesaw, Georgia
Pretty when cherry trees in bloom

We were lucky in that the cherry trees were still in bloom. It was very pretty there but wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
bobe2
,
Abilene, Texas
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good55%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rose garden” (2 reviews)
“stone walls” (2 reviews)
“coming back” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
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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

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
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We visited just in time at the peak cherry blossom (April 20 - 25). By the way, this is an early for Morioka cherry blossom according to a local. It was beautiful, especially you walk through cherry blossom tunnels. I recommend go both day and...More

Thank Seven W
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Castle Ruins in Morioka is a wonderful place to visit during the entire year. It offers beautiful colors, varying by the season, and sharing the natural beauty of the solid rock castle remnants that surround the grounds. In Spring and other non-rainy days it...More

Thank rogermann64
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The ruins and moats of the castle have been converted into a multi-level garden and play area very pleasant for strolling and often hosting special summer events.

Thank klucchese
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This beautiful windswept park leads down to a small stream, that is lit by gas lamps, that light the area with a soft golden light. A beautiful restful spot, right in the middle of Morioka

Thank snerd45
Reviewed 21 January 2016

The autumn leaves were almost over on November,7 but there's few views of tree you can have good picture.

Thank kmaleelert
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