Tenshochi Park北上展勝地

Boasting one of Japan’s top 100 sakura viewing spots and one of three best places to enjoy sakura in Michinoku (northeast region of Japan),  2,930,000-square-metre Tenshochi Park is home to 10,000 cherry blossom trees and 100,000 azaleas. Viewing either by taking vantage sightseeing carriages or rowboats is recommended. 300 colourful carp windsocks (the symbol of boy’s festival in Japan) are always hung over the river at this time.

Admission: free of charge; 500 Yen for carriage; 1,300 Yen for rowboat

Number of sakura trees: 10,000

The age of trees: 80 to 90 years

Variety: Yoshino cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Tenshochi Park

Cherry blossom viewing period: mid April to early May

Best time to view in 2019: mid April to early May

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 15 to May 6

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 15 to May 6

How to visit

Access: A 20-minute walk from the east exit at Kitakami Station
Address: 10 Chiwari Tachibana, Kitakami-shi, Iwate-ken
Japanese address: 岩手県北上市立花

Cherry blossoms Viewing Guide