Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park

Kokuei Michinoku Mori-no Kohan Koen

Enjoy incredible natural surroundings and regional culture in this extensive park!

Michinoku Park is a national park complex located beside the picturesque Lake Kamafusa.

Perfect for both adults and children, the park is home to a large variety of flowering plants and adventure playgrounds with the majestic Zao Mountains in the background.

The park consists of three distinct areas:

The Minami (South) section is the most popular part of the park. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of flowers in the gardens from tulips, violas and pansies in spring to salvias and marigolds in summer. Sai-no-Hiroba is a huge garden of abundant seasonal flowers sitting alongside flowing water fountains. Hanaki-en is a peaceful garden surrounded by trees, popular for spring Ume plum blossoms, summer hydrangeas and autumnal cosmoses.

Furusatomura in the Minami section is a village made up of thatched-roof homesteads reconstructed here from all around Tohoku. An adventure playground offers trampolines and zip wires within a setting of Japan’s prehistoric Jomon period.

The Kita (North) section is home to an enclosed dog recreation area and a campsite with a popular range of activities. The Satoyama (countryside) area consists of woodland and offers activities to learn about forest conservation and the natural environment. Discover Tohoku’s culture and its natural surroundings in this extensive park!

The park is also a popular venue for music festivals and it becomes dreamlike when illuminated at night each December.

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General Information

Adults: 400 yen
Elementary and junior high school students: Free
65 and over: 210 yen
Group discount adult tickets: 290 yen
Opening Times
Open: 9:30-17:00 in spring and autumn / 18:00 in summer / 16:00 in winter
Closed on Tuesday (if the Tuesday is a national holiday, the park is closed on the following day instead)

Closed during the year-end period (from December 31 to January 1)
10 minutes by car from Miyagikawasaki IC on Yamagata Expressway
Official Website
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Michinoku Park Management Center
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