Ushita Sogo Koen [牛田総合公園] expansive hillside park behind the Higashi-ku Sports Center and Big Wave pool offers walking paths, grassy areas on which to lounge, a lovely rose garden and good views.
When you are going for a visit, you should bring your video cameras to capture the amazing beauty of the trees and flowers from the park. The park is particularly beautiful during cherry blossom season and the roses bloom May-June and October-November. The walking paths above the rose garden have several benches gazebos which offer good views and it is a great place to enjoy some peace and quiet.
The Mitate-yama viewpoint is reached through this park and there is also a trailhead to Ushita-yama and the rest of the “Ushita Alps” trail which leads to the Peace Pagoda on Futaba-yama near Hiroshima Station.