No.31 Shikayama Park on Kinkasan Island

Kinkasan Island lies about one kilometer off the southern tip of Oshika Peninsula and is about 1,000 hectares in size. The entire island is considered sacred as part of Kinkasan Koganeyama-jinja Shrine and features unique vegetation and animal life not seen elsewhere. In fact, the park is named for the wild deer (shika) that roam it. Somei yoshino, shidarezakura, and double-blossomed yaezakura can be found here, giving visitors the lucky chance to see sakura, deer, and views of the ocean all at the same time.


General information

Address 5 Kinkasan, Ayukawahama, Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県石巻市鮎川浜金華山5)
Peak bloom Mid-April–early May
Access by train About 90 minutes by bus from Ishinomaki Station on the Ishinomaki Line
Access by car About 70 minutes from Ishinomakiko IC