No.30 Hiyoriyama Park

Hiyoriyama Park sits atop a small hill 56 meters above sea level in central Ishinomaki City. Visitors are rewarded with commanding views of the city and the former Kitakami River estuary feeding into the Pacific Ocean. The park has about 400 sakura including somei yoshino, shidarezakura, and wild yamazakura. It also has several monuments dedicated to the famous poet Matsuo Basho (1644–1694), who once visited Hiyoriyama, as well as to other poets.


General information

Address 2 Hiyorigaoka, Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県石巻市日和が丘2地内)
Peak bloom Mid-to-late April
Access by train 20 minutes on foot from Ishinomaki Station on the Ishinomaki Line
Access by car Parking is limited during blooming season, so use public transportation when possible