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.


General information

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