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Morioka Castle Ruins

Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
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Peaceful place to relax at sunset

A tranquil spot in the midst of Morioka City to unwind, have a picnic or simply just read a book... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Hanami atop the ruins was beautiful

We arrived at peak cherry blossom time and hanami was in full force. A fair was being held behind... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Houston, Texas
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  • Terrible0%
29 Mar 2017
“Hanami atop the ruins was beautiful”
11 Aug 2016
“Beautiful park setting”
Uchimaru, Morioka 020-0023, Iwate Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A tranquil spot in the midst of Morioka City to unwind, have a picnic or simply just read a book. The mountain ridge in the background provides a stunning backdrop to enjoy the sunset. Or follow the small creek that winds through the park for...More

Thank makkoeli
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We arrived at peak cherry blossom time and hanami was in full force. A fair was being held behind the ruins with food and performers during the day and night and coming back at night when the lanterns were lit among the sakura was enchanting,...More

Thank KLsWanderlust
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Beautiful gardens and paths to stroll. Great views from the castle grounds. Walk along the stream and admire the fish swimming.

Thank ON-North
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We visited just in time at the peak cherry blossom (April 20 - 25). By the way, this is an early for Morioka cherry blossom according to a local. It was beautiful, especially you walk through cherry blossom tunnels. I recommend go both day and...More

Thank Seven W
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Castle Ruins in Morioka is a wonderful place to visit during the entire year. It offers beautiful colors, varying by the season, and sharing the natural beauty of the solid rock castle remnants that surround the grounds. In Spring and other non-rainy days it...More

Thank rogermann64
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The ruins and moats of the castle have been converted into a multi-level garden and play area very pleasant for strolling and often hosting special summer events.

Thank klucchese
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This beautiful windswept park leads down to a small stream, that is lit by gas lamps, that light the area with a soft golden light. A beautiful restful spot, right in the middle of Morioka

Thank snerd45
Reviewed 21 January 2016

The autumn leaves were almost over on November,7 but there's few views of tree you can have good picture.

Thank kmaleelert
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Very peaceful and lovely location. Catch the public bus and it's about a 15 minute ride. Plenty of trees turning colors and there is also a picturesque stream with koi.

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The ruins consist of massive stone foundations, one above another, leading to a fine view of the city; an exhilarating little climb. I was there at the end of October as the leaves were changing--bright yellow ginko, a maples just changing with colors from green...More

Thank RogerR-Phila
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