Senshu Park, Akita

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  • Address: Japan, 〒010-0876 秋田県秋田市千秋公園 (Japan, Yubinbango010-0876 Akita, Akita Prefecture Senshu Park)
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-188662445
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Park, Watch Tower, Walking Area, Family And Kids
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About Senshu Park, Akita

Once upon a time the Sakate Clan, one of the more powerful samurai families, had a castle at the site of this park. IT was called Kubota Castle. Practically nothing of the castle now remains, but there is a two story gate (through which you enter into the park) and a watchtower on the park's highest elevation - the Osumiyagura Turret . There is a small museum inside the tower, covering the history of the clan, but the real attraction there is the view from the highest point. As for the park itself, it was voted one of Japan's most beautiful. It's a local favourite throughout the year, and especially popular during the cherry blossom season, when cultural and music performances happen. By sheer virtue of being inside the park, the Iyataka Shrine is probably the most visited one in the city.

How To reach Senshu Park by Public Transport

  • Kinochimae Bus station
  • Drive or take taxi.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Senshu Park

  • 95% of people who visit Akita include Senshu Park in their plan

  • 84.98% of people start their Senshu Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Senshu Park

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

76.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Senshu Park

People normally club together Tentoku-ji Temple and Kubota Castle while planning their visit to Senshu Park.

People also prefer to start their day with Senshu Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Senshu Park , Akita Reviews

  • There are two museums taking us through a tour of the history of Akita. The entrance fee is a mere 100 yen. There are beautiful parks which are spacious with numerous trees. There is a pond with beautiful creepers. Autumn colours are a silver lining. There is also a children’s park. Restrooms are available. There is a small store for drinks and snacks. One of the museums has an observation tower. Though only 2 storeys tall, the view of the city is beautiful. The park is walkable from the Akita station, 10-15 minutes. The art museum is opposite to the entrance of this park.

  • Fantastic Park. Highly recommended in the fall. Amazing views of the city and a good hike.

  • A nice quiet park in Akita. Great to send some time in peace.

  • Quiet park with views out over Akita city. Climbing the reconstructed castle turret had some more history, but note that it is Japanese only.

  • Gentle slope is perfect to give a walk. Birds are little bit disturbing sometimes But its unique atmosphere makes everything worth.

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