Place famous for cherry blossoms Spots in Oshu / Hiraizumi / Ichinoseki Area

  • Omonomi Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Oshu-shi Maesawa Jinba 179-6
    About 15 minutes on foot from JR Maesawa Station, this park is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot from mid to late April. It's on a hill overlooking the townscape of Maesawa in Oshu City and gets lots of visitors during cherry blossom season. Fun for kids and grown-ups alike, a variety of events are held during the Omonomi Park Cherry Blossom Festival. There's also a large complex playground with a jungle gym, animal replicas, etc. that is fun for the children. Hiking while taking in the natural scenery is also recommended.

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A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region’s delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you’ll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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