Miyagawa Tsutsumi Park 宮川堤公園
Escape the crowds and relax in Mie's most famous cherry blossom park
While visiting Ise-jingu Shrine and the other local sites, take a break from the bustling streets and souvenir stalls to relax in the park. The spacious surrounds of Miyagawa Tsutsumi Park are perfect for a picnic or leisurely stroll.
- Cherry blossom season is the time to go for a gorgeous picnic
- Pretty views and a relaxing spot in other seasons, in contrast with the seasonal crowds at Ise Grand Shrine
There are over 1,000 cherry trees here, making it the area's top flower-viewing spot
In summer, the park hosts a fireworks festival
How to Get There
The park is accessible by train then bus.
A bus from Iseshi Station, which is served by the JR and Kintetsu lines, can get you to the park in five to 10 minutes, depending on traffic. Get off at Wataraibashi bus stop.
This park in central Ise runs along the banks of the Miyagawa River near the Watarai Bridge.
Blooming in pink
When the more than 1,000 cherry blossom trees bloom, the flowers attract merrymakers who gather to drink and eat under their pink canopies. You can bring your own meal or pick something tasty from one of the food stalls that set up in the northern part of the park. If you're serious about getting a good spot, lay down your tarp and make sure to come early so you can beat the crowds.
If you can't make it during the day in cherry blossom season, you can still see the trees when they are lit up at night.