Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Tsuruoka Park (Yamagata)
Remnants of the former castle town still dot the neighborhood around Tsuruoka Park. The city is the birthplace of novelist Fujisawa Shūhei, and many areas are reminiscent of scenes from his historical novels. The park also houses the Fujisawa Shūhei Memorial Museum (admission ¥320).
Tsuruoka Park (Yamagata)
- Varieties: Somei yoshino, yaezakura, shidarezakura
- No. of trees: 730
- When: Mid- to late April
- Hours: Open 24 hrs.
- Admission: Free
- Address: Baba-chō, Tsuruoka-shi, Yamagata
- Website: Tsuruoka City Office
Nearby hanami site
Near Tsuruoka Park
- Soaking in History at Ginzan Hot Springs
- Yamagata’s Dewa Sanzan: A Preserve for the Sacred Traditions of Mountain Worship
- The Kamo Aquarium: A Yamagata Destination for Jellyfish Lovers
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Tsuruoka City Tourism and Commerce Department.)