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Iwate Park (Koen), Morioka

3.6
#1 of 27 in Historic Sites in Morioka
Park · Historic Site
Wander the peaceful, well-kept grounds of Iwate Park (Koen), surrounding the ruined Morioka castle and giving passage to ponds, trimmed trees, and numerous artifacts. Even as the seasons change, the park's aspect remains picturesque all year round, evolving from snowy scenes to iconic blossoming trees, and through to leaves of autnumnal tones. Seek out a quiet spot to enjoy a picnic, or head to the gigantic and evocative foundations of the castle. Look out for the tradional Japanese bridges that pepper the site, as well as the various monuments, including two dedicated to some of the nation's influencial poets. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Iwate Park (Koen) by using our Morioka day trip app.
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  • 桜や紅葉など、四季折々の様相を楽しむことが出来る、盛岡市民の憩いの場です。往年の盛岡城の面影を示す石垣等、東北地方で石垣が組まれている城郭は珍しく、歴史的側面からでも非常に興味深い場所でもあります。 平山城であるため園内は起伏がありますが、昇降がきついほどの斜面でもないため、お年寄りでも気軽に散歩できます。階段だけでなくスロープも充実しており、障碍を持っている方でも気軽に利用できます。敷地内にボー...  more »
  • This park is medium in size but a very nice place for relaxation though not the standard Japanese Garden type park.  more »
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  • It’s not bad, but the overall size of the park is small. Landscaping needs some work which brings the rating down. Still, if you’re in the area this place still commands a visit.
  • This park is so perfect for cherry blossom viewing with friends :D the castle isn’t there anymore but the area is lined with trees and flowers and you can just set down a picnic blanket just about anywhere. There is also public bathrooms along the walkway, although be warned, they are Japanese squat toilets with no toilet paper.
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