No.95 Toyagasaki Park

Toyagasaki Park is located on the ruins of the former Hanamaki Castle keep, which was also called Toyagasaki Castle. A row of sakura stands near the park, and traces of the park’s former castle days can still be seen in the park’ stone wall and moat. Restored in 1992, the West Gate is built on higher ground and provides a perfect viewing spot for the park’s somei yoshino cherry trees. The park fills with locals when the sakura are in bloom from mid- to late April.


General information

Address 11 Jonai, Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture (岩手県花巻市城内11)
Peak bloom Mid-to-late April
Access by train 5 minutes on foot by Hanamaki Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line
Access by car 15 minutes by car from Hanamaki-minami IC