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Iwatsuki Joshi Park

A popular cherry blossom viewing spot with about 600 trees in bloom.

Historical and cultural facilities

Iwatsuki Joshi Park in Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, was built on the ruins of Iwatsuki Castle, which is said to have been built in the mid-15th century. It is known as a famous viewing spot, with about 600 cherry trees in full bloom in spring.

The "Cherry Blossom Festival" is held every year when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and attracts many visitors. The contrast between the vermilion lacquered "Yatsuhashi" bridge over the iris pond in the middle of the park and the cherry blossoms in full bloom is very photogenic. It is so beautiful that you will want to take a picture of it. At night, the cherry blossoms are lit up and you can enjoy a romantic night view.

After the cherry blossom season, water lilies come next. From early summer to autumn, water lilies fill the iris pond and delight the eyes of visitors with their poetic beauty.

It is a very rich green park surrounded by natural forest, and the existing moat without filling water of Iwatsuki Castle has been turned into a promenade, so it is recommended to take a walk and enjoy the forest.
The park is also home to the Tobu Railway's "Kinu Express Romance Car", which is open to the public on weekends and holidays. If you like trains, this is a must-see.

Highlights

  • The blossoming of about 600 cherry trees all at once is a sight to behold.
  • It is also known as a famous place for water lilies.
  • There are many events throughout the four seasons, such as the Cherry Blossom Festival and Nagashi-bina in spring, and the Doll Memorial Service Festival in autumn.
  • There are many natural forests where you can enjoy forest bathing.
  • The Tobu Railway's Kinu Express Romance Car is on display.

©︎さいたま観光国際協会
©Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau

Photos

  • The view of the ruins of Iwatsuki Castle and the cherry blossoms is very tasteful and attractive.

    The view of the ruins of Iwatsuki Castle and the cherry blossoms is very tasteful and attractive.

  • The contrast of Yatsuhashi and cherry blossoms in full bloom

    The contrast of Yatsuhashi and cherry blossoms in full bloom

  • The Cherry Blossom Festival is held when the cherry blossoms are at their best.

    The Cherry Blossom Festival is held when the cherry blossoms are at their best.

  • Exhibition of Tobu Railway's "Special Express Romance Car Kinu-go"

    Exhibition of Tobu Railway's "Special Express Romance Car Kinu-go"

  • The park is famous for its water lilies.

    The park is famous for its water lilies.

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Details

Name in Japanese
岩槻城址公園
Postal Code
339-0052
Address
3-4 Ota, Iwatsuki-ku, Saitama City, Saitama
Telephone
048-757-9122 (Iwatsuki Castle Site Park Administration Office)
Admission
Free
Regular holidays
None
Opening hours
24 hours
Access
(1)About a 25-minute walk from Iwatsuki Station on the Tobu Urban Park Line.
(2)About 10 minutes by car from Iwatsuki Interchange, Tohoku Expressway
Official Website
Official Website (English)