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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4.02 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.
5.0a month 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!
4.04 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!
5.03 months ago
It's just 5min walk from Akita Station. A lot of attraction in one place. Must visit
5.06 months ago
Parks I usually give it a miss but with not much planned we headed up the hill to have a wander.
Crossing the road from our dormy Inn hotel we then crossed the bridge where we met an old lady selling ice cream but not any old ice cream.
She ingeniously shapes it into a rose with a mix of vanilla and rose flavoured ice. For the 200 yen and a really nice smile it made our day.
Going up the hill you come to a small cafe that sell really nice matcha .
Going further up to come to a small pond and shrine with colourful shrubbery.
Going even further up there is a small waterfall and a keep with a good view over Akita.
With nice weather it was a nice leisurely stroll that gives you a real sense of tranquility.