No.12 Tsurugajo Castle Park
Visit Tsurugajo Castle both for its history and its magnificent sakura. First constructed around 650 years ago, the castle is mostly reconstructed today, with only the original stone walls surrounding the park. The grounds feature around 1,000 somei yoshino and other sakura, which are gorgeous during the day and when lit up at night. The viewing platform inside the castle gives a feudal lord’s view of the sakura and the surrounding area.
|Address||1-1 Oute Town, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture (福島県会津若松市追手町1-1)|
|Peak bloom||Mid-to-late April|
|Access by train||20 minutes by bus from Aizu-Wakamatsu Station on the Ban-etsu-West Line|
|Access by car||About 15 minutes from Ban-Etsu Expressway Aizu-Wakamatsu IC|