Takamatsu Pond / Takamatsu-no-ike Pond (Takamatsu no Ike) 3.8
Dating back its origin as a flood control embankment in the late Edo period (the late 16th century), this pond is now a popular cherry blossom viewing spot in Morioka city, Iwate prefecture. With first 800 cherry trees planted around the pond in 1906 and more added later, the Takamatsu Pond became well known in the 1920s and was designated as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spot in 1989. Visitors can enjoy Yoshino cherries, weeping cherries and wild cherries blossoming around mid April to early May. Peonies in May, roses in June and irises in late June-July can also be enjoyed around the pond. Flocks of swans staying there in the winter are one of the best wildlife spectacles.
Purposenature,Seasonal Flowers,cherry blossom viewing,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Sendai Airport (about 177.3km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.02 weeks ago
Peacefully. For fifty cents you can buy bread to feed the ducks and the fishes
5.0a year ago
Lovely walk around, the carp are enthusiastic. Buy some of the bread for 100 yen to feed them, 1500 to take a 5-6 seat paddle boat and draw the carp along.
5.0a year ago
Even at the end of hanami, the pond was just beautiful. It is a lovely walk around the pond, and I can't wait to come back all throughout the year.
4.02 years ago
Lovely walk around the pond. Can rent a swan boat to paddle around too. Plenty of pokestops, ducks, swans in the winter, koi, even turtles! Small rose garden, and a grassy area for picnics. At least two public toilets, and a nearby cafe if you want to sit inside. Very popular during sakura season when there are yatai food stalls.
5.02 years ago
100 best Sakura viewing spot of Japan