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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  • We had a bit time waiting for the hotel shuttle and we decided to visit Iwate Park. It is just normal, average park. It was nice to see autumn colors in there, but the same we could see in many other ...  more »
  • Morioka Castle was the residence of the nanbu clan southern home. Ruins of a Castle Park utilizing differences in elevation and depth; Japan 100 elected to one of the Castle, was a splendid stone wall.
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  • The nanbu clan ruled the Morioka Castle. Prospects come from a good stone wall and Hill, but unfortunately, the castle looks there is.
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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.
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