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.
Iwate Park (Koen) Reviews
This park is medium in size but a very nice place for relaxation though not the standard Japanese Garden type park. more »
We stay in Morioka during typhoon. After the typhoon went over ,we decided to do some city sightseeing. This place was very nice peace and quiet. And still clean. It was good to have a walk around... more »
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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