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Iwate Park (Koen), Morioka

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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
    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. 
    This park is medium in size but a very nice place for relaxation though not the standard Japanese Garden type park.  more »
  • The Morioka Castle is perhaps the most well known landmark to visit in Morioka. Please note you will not find an actual castle here. If you're from Canada, it's more of a city park with a few monuments. There is a totem pole from Vancouver Island here! There were two stray cats here. One of which followed us for nearly twenty minutes. The cat was adorable. We then entered the museum. The first floor has a few displays and videos from traditional Morioka festivals. They were all free to access. The museum on the second floor is paid entry, but I didn't enter as I wasn't in a mood to read that day. I highly recommend checking this area out!
  • I visited this park during Golden week so Sakura is already gone . Although there was no castle but is still a beautiful part . A very short walk from Morioka station.

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