No.45 Mogami Park

Mogami Park in Shinjo City is home to around 350 somei yoshino and shidarezakura, many of which line the moat of the castle remains. The Shinjo Spring Festival and Kadoyaki Festival are held here during sakura season. Kado is the Ainu word for herring, who return to lay their eggs in spring. A local tradition is to eat grilled herring laden with eggs while celebrating the blooming sakura and the arrival of spring.


General information

Address 6 Horibata Town, Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture (山形県新庄市堀端町6)
Peak bloom Late April–early May
Access by train 5 minutes by car from Shinjo Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen Line
Access by car 40 minutes from Tohoku-Chuo Expressway Higashine IC