This park is located on the ruins of a castle constructed in the early 17th century. The moat in the entrance area is filled with giant water lilies, and the leafy park has lots of cherry and azalea trees. The whole castle was destroyed during the Meiji Restoration but one watch tower was reconstructed in 1989 to serve as a museum and observation deck overlooking the city. There are also beautiful ponds and a shrine in the park.
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4.04 months ago
Beautiful park right in the heart of Akita City... Short walk from Akita Station. Can get quite busy at times but many peaceful areas to chill out if that is what you are looking for. Great spot for people watching.
5.03 months ago
I always enjoy strolling around Senshu Park when I’m in Akita City. Every season has its highlights! It’s doubly cool in summer when cicadas take over the park and the lillies out in from of the park go wild!
4.06 months ago
It was relaxing at the top to sit under the shade... noticed several old locals were having some reading time there... didn’t realize there was so much to see at this park!
5.05 months ago
It's just 5min walk from Akita Station. A lot of attraction in one place. Must visit
5.0a year ago
There are two museums taking us through a tour of the history of Akita. The entrance fee is a mere 100 yen. There are beautiful parks which are spacious with numerous trees. There is a pond with beautiful creepers. Autumn colours are a silver lining. There is also a children’s park. Restrooms are available. There is a small store for drinks and snacks. One of the museums has an observation tower. Though only 2 storeys tall, the view of the city is beautiful.
The park is walkable from the Akita station, 10-15 minutes. The art museum is opposite to the entrance of this park.