No.17 Kasumigajo Castle Park

Originally built in the 1400s, the official name of this castle is Nihonmatsu Castle. Some 4,500 somei yoshino and wild yamazakura bloom here, giving the impression that the castle is veiled in a sakura haze. This is how the castle acquired its name Kasumigajo (kasumi means haze). The Niwa family ruled the castle from 1643 until the Meiji Restoration. It became a park in 1948 and is a designated national historic site.


General information

Address 3 Kakunai, Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture (福島県二本松市郭内3)
Peak bloom Mid-April
Access by train 5 minutes by car from Nihonmatsu Station on the Tohoku Main Line
Access by car 5 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Nihonmatsu IC