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Matsugasaki Park (Yonezawa Castle Ruins)

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Matsugasaki Park was once the home of the Date clan and was the birthplace of Date Masamune. In the Edo period, the Yonezawa clan’s clan office was set up and the successive lords of Uesugi Kagekatsu and Uesugi Takayama lived in it.

Currently, the Honmaru ruins are within the precincts of Uesugi Shrine while the Ninomaru ruins hold the Yonezawa City Uesugi Memorial Museum (former Uesugi Earl House).

In spring, approximately 200 Yoshino cherry trees bloom along the moat, making it is one of the most famous cherry blossom spots in the Okitama region.

Several years ago, it was selected as the “ZEKKEI Award for Spring in Japan professional photographers want to promote to the world” of “ZEKKEI Japan,” a site that delivers the charm of Japan to the world through superb scenery!

In addition to enjoying the beautiful scenery of the four seasons, the Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival is held in February every year and is crowded with many tourists.

Basic information

Area
Yonezawa
Name
Matsugasaki Park (Yonezawa Castle Ruins)
Address

1-4-13 Marunouchi, Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture

Tel.
0238-21-6226 (Yonezawa Tourism and Convention Association)​ 0238-21-6226 (Yonezawa Tourism and Convention Association)​
Access

[By car]
About 10 minutes from Yonezawa Chuo IC
About 60 minutes from Yamagata Station

[By train]
About 10 minutes by car from Yonezawa Station on the JR Yamagata Shinkansen bullet train line

Parking lot
Yes
Official site
http://yonezawa.info/

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