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“Hanami atop the ruins was beautiful”

Morioka Castle Ruins
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, completely magical.

Thank KLsWanderlust
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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
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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 night as during cherry blossom festival, the cherry blossom trees are lit up, and you can observe unique Japanese tradition (Hanami, people gather with foods and alcohol in cheery atmosphere). There are food vendors, but the price is a bit more, so we bought alcohol/food from convenience stores nearby.

I also recommend to stop by weekend. We happened to see Tsugaru Shamisen performance on Sunday during Earth Day or Green Festival. It seems this site is often used for public festivals.

The site has no castle as the name ("ruin") suggests. Now only stone walls remain. It's a nice walk through multi-layer structure and Koi fish pond near the Sakurayama Shrine.

Thank Seven W
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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 is a beautiful place to go for relaxing, enjoying a picnic, or just walking on the grounds to get away from a busy schedule. I hope you can enjoy this wonderful site. Great place to get your picnic supplies is by going to the nearby Kowataku Department Store where you can find many delicacies that are high quality and very tasty..

Thank rogermann64
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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
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