No.35 Matsugasaki Park
Matsugasaki Park is located on the former grounds of the Yonezawa Castle, said to have been first built in 1238. The park still has many traces of its former castle days, including a lovely moat where approximately 200 somei yoshino are planted. The sakura stretch elegantly over the moat, which reflects their blossoms and a vermillion bridge. The Yonezawa Uesugi Festival is held from April 29 to May 3.
|Address||1 Marunouchi, Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture (山形県米沢市丸の内1)|
|Peak bloom||Late April–early May|
|Access by train||10 minutes by bus from Yonezawa Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen Line|
|Access by car||50 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Fukushima-Iizaka IC|