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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. Arrange your visit to Iwate Park (Koen) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Morioka using our Morioka trip builder.
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  • Finally jagged Sakura in absolute full bloom. So the whole park was a delight in late April. Not a lot of historic elements, but is a good place to stroll  more »
  • Within this park is the historical Morioka Castle Ruins. This is a beautifully maintained park that contains numerous and interesting artifacts, including the totem pole that bridges Morioka with Cana...  more »
  • We came at the height of the cherry blossom and the park was full but still very enjoyable. There are many monuments and statues for those of historical importance to this area and great views over th...  more »