One of the first things on my list to visit was to visit the Morioka Castle Ruins Park! It’s located only 20 mins by foot from the station. I knew that most places in Japan at the time already had their Sakura trees bloomed-out but, up north they always bloom a bit later. The park was filled with beautiful sakura trees in bloom, when looking up at the grey and cold skies it sort of took the away the gloomy mood. I went up the steps to see it from a better view and it looked like a forest of pink! Such a beautiful view!!