Cherry blossoms in Yamagata Castle Ruins kajo Park | Yamagata Japan Tourist Information

Yamagata Castle Park in Kajo Town, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture Japan is the place where Yamagata Castle was located and is designated as a national historic site and one of Japan’s top 100 castles. Here, about 1500 cherry trees such as Yoshino cherry trees are planted on the site of about 35.9ha.
Here, about 1500 cherry blossoms such as Yoshino cherry trees are planted on the site of about 35.9ha, and you can enjoy a beautiful scenery in the park every April.

Cherry blossoms in Yamagata Kajo park

What is Kajo Park?

山形県の桜名所 霞城公園
In the center of Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, Hagi Castle Park is a park that has maintained the remains of Yamagata Castle, a contoured flat castle built by Kaneyori Shiba, who later became a military commander of the Period of North and South Dynasties and later named Kaneyori Mogami. Originally it was Heijo surrounded by moats and moats, with Honmaru, Ninomaru and Sannomaru arranged concentrically. Along with the weathering over the years, the Sannomaru water moat was buried in the late Edo period.
The current Kajo Park has been selected as one of Japan’s 100 most famous castles and nationally designated historic sites along with Yamagata Castle, and has become one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Yamagata Prefecture Japan.

Near Kajo Park is Yamagata Station where the Yamagata Shinkansen, which is a mini shinkansen, stops, so it is a famous cherry blossom spot with very good traffic access.

Kajo Park as a cherry blossom spot

山形県山形市のお花見スポット 山形城跡 霞城公園の桜
There are about 1500 cherry trees in the park, most of which are Yoshino cherry trees, but other flowers such as Oshima cherry tree, Sato cherry and Edohigan, tree that are over 600 years old bloom all over the park. In addition to enjoying the beautiful view of the waterside and cherry blossoms here, you can also enjoy the view of the Yamagata Shinkansen running. It is a cherry blossom viewing spot that is popular not only with cherry blossoms and photographers who come to take pictures of cherry blossoms but also with railway fans.
The beauty of cherry blossoms is not limited to daytime scenery, but cherry blossoms are lit up at night, so you can enjoy fantastic night cherry blossoms. During this period, the cherry blossoms from mid-April to late April are in full bloom, and the time is scheduled from 18:00 to 21:30.

山形県の桜名所 霞城公園
Liaocheng Park had sports facilities such as a civic pool, a soccer field, tennis courts, and an outdoor music hall, but it has been removed for redevelopment as a historic site.

山形県山形市 霞城公園の弓道場
Among them, some facilities such as Kyudojo and Budokan are decided to continue in the future.

Related videos of Kajo Park

Beautiful spring landscape in Japan Yamagata Castle Ruins Kajo Park
In the video released in 2013, the weather on the day of shooting was not so good, but there were many places where the cherry blossoms were in full bloom.

Traffic access and parking information

Location Tohoku Region/Kajo town yamagata city yamagata Prefecture Japan
period Usually mid to late April
Time 5: 00 ~ 22: 00 (Night cherry light up 18: 00 ~ 21: 30)
entrance fee free
Parking Lot In addition to free parking (230 cars), there is a paid parking lot in front of Yamagata Station.
Traffic access 10 minutes on foot from JR Yamagata Station
Get off at Beni-chan Bus In front of Kajo Park
20 minutes from Yamagata Expressway Yamagata Zao IC
Map Code 62 009 292*67
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