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Good day trip

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

Reviewed April 5, 2018
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Nice park

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

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As its name explains, the place was formerly a castle, but now in ruins. Only the castle walls remain. The place is not huge, but has not been well maintained. The main attraction in Spring is its many sakura trees. The flowers were in full...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 51gregoryl
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Historical place to visit Morioka Castle is a hirayama-style Japanese castle constructed in 1611. It was the seat of the Nanbu clan, a tozama daimyō clan who ruled over Morioka Domain, Mutsu Province in the Tōhoku region of northern Japan. The castle is located in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Annabelle_8314
Reviewed September 4, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Seidenpriester
Reviewed August 13, 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J H
Reviewed April 5, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SVRBlackBookAsia
Reviewed March 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank HK C
Reviewed February 14, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank hfot2
Reviewed July 11, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 27, 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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank bobe2
Reviewed May 7, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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