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Cherry Blossoms at Funaoka Castle Park

April 7, 2019

船岡城址公園の桜 | Cherry Blossoms at Funaoka Castle Park

popular cherry blossom spot featuring a slope car

Photo by Shibata Town

  • Funaoka Castle Park is one of the more popular spots in Miyagi for viewing the cherry blossoms in spring, located on a small mountain in Shibata. Hundreds of years ago, there used to be a castle at the highest point in the park that lasted until the Meiji Restoration (1868). Now lies a famous Kannon statue made of concrete that stands 24 meters tall built in 1975 as a symbol of peace and security. It is also now particularly known for its slope car that goes up and down the park that looks extra scenic in spring. In April, the "Shibata Sakura Matsuri" cherry blossom festival is held, and over 200,000 visitors come each year.

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MAIN LOCATION

Funaoka Castle Ruins Park

ADDRESS

95-1, Oji Funaoka Tateyama, Shibata-cho, Shibata-gun, Miyagi 989-1606

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

15-min. walk from JR Funaoka Station

EVENT PARKING

Yes

ADMISSION

Free

LANGUAGES

limited English

OFFICIAL URL

https://www.skbk.or.jp/en/

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