Iwate Park (Koen), Morioka

3.4
#1 of 19 in Historic Sites in Morioka
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 .
map
Create an itinerary including Iwate Park (Koen)
Iwate Park (Koen) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
171 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • With lots of open space for strolling, the park, encompassing the Morioka Castle Ruins, offers plenty of opportunities for relaxing. While we walked along one of the outer roadways, we came upon a kur...  more »
  • It takes about 15 minutes walk from Morioka station. In the Park and castle remains, stone walls remain. Visited, was covered with snow and the did not have any at all. Iwate River was visible towards the station, but doesn't look at Iwate volcano in the sky of the unfortunate.
    View original
  • When you came back from the last 3 day Tono Morioka stopped in the Morioka Castle (Iwate Park). I stopped because it was a way that we didn't Castle. Park, like doing the song fest and hearing music. So what you see is view, Iwate volcano, weather permitting, but mostly because no went away early.
    View original

Plan your trip to Morioka

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Morioka

Look to the main train station for the most modern accommodations Morioka, with popular business hotels offering simple rooms, restaurants, and pools. Farther to the east, things get a little more characterful and atmospheric in traditional Japanese ryokans. Riverside options draw lots of visitors, while side-street guesthouses and hostels provide good options for budget-conscious travelers.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Morioka by other users

6 days in Morioka & Hachimantai BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Iwate Prefecture BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Morioka BY A USER FROM JAPAN January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Morioka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Niigata Prefecture & Tohoku BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Iwate Prefecture BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 47 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Sendai, Iwate Prefecture & Yamagata Prefecture BY A USER FROM VIETNAM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Iwate Prefecture & Tohoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans