Takamatsu Park 高松公園
Prime cherry blossom-viewing spot and birdlife haven
One of Morioka's prime spots for cherry blossom viewing, birdwatching, and leisure activities, Takamatsu Park makes for a pleasant getaway.
Named one of the 100 best cherry blossom-viewing spots in Japan
Hosted the ice-skating events at the 1958 National Sports Tournament
How to Get There
Reach Takamatsu Park by bus from Morioka Station.
From Morioka Station bus stop 11, take bus 307 for 15 minutes to Takamatsu-no-ike-guchi. The park is right in front of the bus stop.
Relaxing in the park
A visit to Takamatsu Park would not be complete without taking a relaxing stroll on one of its many paths. The path around the lake, which is roughly 1.4 kilometers, is popular with runners. On a clear day, look for Mt. Iwate looming in the background. When in season, the pink cherry blossoms make a picturesque contrast to the snow-capped mountain.
One for the birds
Every winter, several thousand birds, including swans, osprey, and ducks, migrate to Takamatsu Park. Bird watching is a popular activity.
A visit to Takamatsu Park can also be combined with other activities. From Takamatsu Park, you can also visit the Iwate Prefectural Museum, the Prefectural Baseball Stadium, or Iwate Park . All are just a short bus ride away.