Seasonal Spots

Introduction of seasonal spots to see at Shibata-machi, Miyagi Prefecture, one of the 100 selected sites for seeing cherry blossom.

Photo of Spring

Spring

Shibata Cherry Blossom

The best time to view them is usually after mid-April and many year a large number of tourists visit Funaokajyo Park or Shiroishigawa banks (1000 cherry trees) to view the cherry blossoms.

For those with children we recommend "Taiyo no Mura (sun village)". There are about 400 cherry trees in the village surrounded by a vast lawn of 4 hectares, and the Pacific Ocean can also be viewed. It is perfect for a quiet flower viewing.

Please visit Shibata-machi during the cherry blossom season.

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Summer

Hydrangea Festival

The best time to see them is usually between end-June to mid-July.

The 1600 hydrangeas planted 10 years ago color Funaokajyo Park when it is in bloom and the first Hydrangea flower festival in the prefecture was held in 2014.

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Photo of Autumn

Autumn

Red spider lily Festival

The "Red spider lily" is best seen around late September The entrance to the Sakurazaka at Funaokajyo Park, to the back of the third enclosure, and the licorice hill are all painted a bright red.

These were planted from the year of the disaster and the plants continue to increase every year.

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Miyagi Chrysanthemum Exhibition Shibata Tournament

Every year from October 20 to November 11 it is held at the third enclosure square at Funaokajyo Park.

It is held as an autumn event sponsored by the "Shibata-machi chrysanthemum group", and many tourists visit from within and outside the town.

Carefully grown chrysanthemum flowers are made into intricate shapes such as the "1000 blooms" or the "five-story pagoda" and a chrysanthemum-shaped image of a scene from that year's NHK TV saga is created and exhibited as well.

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Photo of Winter

Winter

Winter Illumination

From the first Saturday of every December to around the 25th of the same month, LED lights are decorated on the cherry trees in Funaokajyo Park, with the Kannnon square being the main stage, lighting up the Peace Kannon.

Night view of Shibata-machi from the summit is a sight to be seen.

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