Kitakami Tenshochi Park4.3
This park alongside the Kitakami River is well-known as a cherry-blossom viewing spot. The walking paths are lined with around 10,000 cherry trees of 150 different varieties, blooming from mid-April to early May. The most prominent is a 2km-long avenue starting from the Sango Bridge.
The park is considered one of top three cherry-viewing spots in the Tohoku region, together with Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture and Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture. The park also hosts about 100,000 azalea trees which flourish after the cherry blossom season. Check out an open-door folklore museum and the memorial hall dedicated to a poet, Sato Hachiro.
Purposefamily,cherry blossom viewing,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Sendai Airport (about 127.7km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
3.0a year ago
Saw many negative comment about this place, most of them were due to missing of the blossom season (Even many Japanese local also gave the similar comment), and nothing else could be seen. I think it was not fair. The major attraction point of this place is the flower blossom; but the time could not be controlled; It all depends on weather. And the blossom period was predicted and posted on website; others especially local could be able to check before their visiting.
But we, from oversea, not so lucky as we need to book the ticket before the website could give a more precised blossom schedule.
Like we, while reach there, already at the end of the season; furthermore, due to the poor GPS, while reach there was already after sunset. Even that, it still gave us a comfortable environment.
Hope can visit it again at the right time; so that I can remark it to five stars!
Remark: Need to pay in the car park; if I remember correctly, it should be 500 Yen per entry. But....the uncles who look after the car park would left after 5pm, so that if you left after 5, it was FOC!
5.02 years ago
You can take a small ferry to cross the river to go. However, the signboard diverted people to walk along the main street which has nothing to see. Just go straight towards the riverbank and decide whether you want to take the ferry. The pier is full of people. Walk along the riverbank and cross the bridge to go. You won't regret for such decision because of the beautiful scenic. If you are feed up with sakura, you can walk inside the park which has a lot of entertaining performance.
4.0a year ago
Beautiful day for a boat ride on the Kitakami River. The Cherry blossoms were in full bloom.
4.02 years ago
Tenshochi in Kitakami is one of the best places to enjoy the cherry blossoms in Iwate. Expect to see a lot of people. It's best to take public transportation.
5.0a year ago
Great place to see cherry blossom 🌸🌸hope one day will go there again 🌸🌸🇯🇵