Funaoka Joshi Park船岡城址公園

Funaoka Joshi Park is the only one in Miyagi Prefecture listed on Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots. The recommended way to appreciate beautiful scenery is taking monorail slope car through 305-metre long sakura tunnel and arriving at 24-metre tall Funaoka Heiwa Kannon statue on the mountaintop. The park is connected with Shiraishi River which is also a famed place to view cherry blossoms by the Shibata Sen’oukyo bridge.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 1,300

The age of trees:

Variety: Yoshino cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Funaoka Joshi Park

Cherry blossom viewing period: early to mid April

Best time to view in 2019: mid April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): mid April


Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 3 to 21

How to visit

Access: A 15-minutes walk from JR Funaoka Station
Address: 95-1, Oaza-Funaoka Tateyama, Shibata Town, Shibata Province, Miyagi Prefecture
Japanese address: 宮城県柴田郡柴田町船岡舘山

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