The cherry-blossom pink that colors the history, water, and nature of Shiroishi

Shiroishi's History and Cherry Blossoms

Shiroishi Castle and Cherry Blossoms

The Most Famous Cherry Blossom Spot in Shiroishi: Shiroishi Castle

Over 200 cherry blossoms trees are planted in Masuoka Park, which surrounds Shiroishi Castle. Every year, crowds of cherry-blossom viewers fill this famous spot to have hanami parties.
The pink of the cherry blossoms is enhanced by the white castle walls and blue sky!
Best Time to View
Mid-April
Tips for Taking Pictures
  • We recommend arranging the composition so that the castle fits into the picture with the cherry blossoms.
  • It’s also fun to take pictures of the cherry blossoms looking down from the castle tower.

Jorinji Temple and Cherry Blossom

“Jorinji Temple” is where visitors can see a cinnabar-red Sanmon gate contrasting with the surrounding mountain range.

This temple is known for its Edo Higan cherry blossoms (a natural heritage designated by Shiroishi City), that bloom earlier than other places in Miyagi Prefecture.
There are also Yoshino and Shidare (weeping) cherry trees in the precincts allowing visitors to enjoy cherry blossoms for a long time.
Best Time to View
Early April
Tips for Taking Pictures
  • Different landscape views appear along with the change in the ratio of Uba Higan cherry blossoms and the Sanmon gate.
  • It is famous for its cherry trees that bloom earlier than those in other places in Miyagi Prefecture.

Shiroishi Citizen’s Spring Festival

This is a festival to welcome spring in Shiroishi that has been held yearly for about 300 years

During this event, many processions, such as the Japanese armor procession, infant procession, decorated floats with taiko drum performance, and children floats, take place along the shopping streets in Shiroishi City.
There are many events on the central plaza of Shiroishi Castle, such as a musket gun performance by the Katakura musketeers!
Best Time to View
Early May
Tips for Taking Pictures
  • The decorated floats and processions that fill the shopping street are the highlights of this festival.
  • Visitors are recommended to focus on the participants who wear traditional and contemporary costumes, as samurai armors, kimonos, Happi coats, and cosplay.

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Introduction of Pochi Warrior Kojuro
Shiroishi’s Charming Spring
Miyagi Zao Sightseeing Navigation

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Introduction of Pochi Warrior Kojuro
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