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A lovely park

Sadly, we were a little late for the cherry blossoms, but it is a wonderful park all the same. Some... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Krystal B
Great sakura festival with a lot to do

The Kitakami Sakura Festival was one of my favorites because it had plenty of things to do. Be... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
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Tachibana, Kitakami 024-0043, Iwate Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Sadly, we were a little late for the cherry blossoms, but it is a wonderful park all the same. Some of the pink blossoms were still in bloom and they were glorious. I could easily imagine it being a wonderful place during peak blossom season,...More

Thank Krystal B
Reviewed 13 May 2018

The Kitakami Sakura Festival was one of my favorites because it had plenty of things to do. Be sure to check the website for the schedule of performances. Also, regarding the sakura forecast, the official website for the Sakura Festival regularly updates the sakura blooming...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

We stopped here for couple of hours, to break rather boring drive by motorway from Aomori to Matsushima. Best sakura viewing had been some days earlier. Still the park, its promenade, was really splendid. However, it was fading as this very windy day sent every...More

Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I just made a 2 hours stop there before heading to Kakunodate and Hirosaki. It definitely has a very nice atmosphere during full bloom and well worth a stop to enjoy sakura either in the path "tunnel" or on the side of the cherry trees...More

Thank vincentParisFrance
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Absolutely loved the viewing here! The two km walk is amazing. Basically a tunnel of cherry trees. Photos really don't do it justice. On the western end, there is a small patch of weeping cherry trees in a darker pink shade which made for a...More

1  Thank tamaletown
Reviewed 11 March 2017

An easy train trip followed by a short boat ride take you to Kitakami’s Tenshochi Park for excellent sakura viewing in season. It’s a longish walk from the train station to the riverside where you get the boat. Some street signs showed the way, but...More

Thank hfot2
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Love the river views even if it was raining that time. I love how the old cherry trees line the footpath of the park.

Thank TomBaylie
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We visited Tenshochi Park by mid-April this year and were disappointed to see that nearly all the sakura flowers had withered and blown off except a few pink ones at the middle of the path. Lines of keinobori were still hung across the river but...More

Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

My early morning arrival here helped as it started raining by mid morning. The sakura blossom at this park was just about to peak. The river and country side park certainly enhanced the beauty of the two long rows of blossoms, especially with the light...More

1  Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Sakura blosoomed well around late April to early May each year in Kitakami . Long lines of keinobori hung across the river and rows of attractive cherry trees with treasure boats sailing up and down the river. Lots of people strolled underneath the sakura tunnel...More

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