No.48 Tsuruoka Park

Tsuruoka Park is the former site of Tsurugaoka Castle and features a moat and castle ruins in addition to 730 sakura including somei yoshino, shidarezakura, and double-blossomed yaezakura. The park is popular with locals and was selected as one of Japan’s 100 Top Cherry Blossom Spots in addition to being featured in numerous movies. While the sakura are in bloom, visitors can enjoy Japanese tea and sweets and other seasonal events.


General information

Address 4 Baba Town, Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture (山形県鶴岡市馬場町4)
Peak bloom Mid-to-late April
Access by train About 10 minutes by car from Tsuruoka Station on the Uetsu Main Line
Access by car 10 minutes from Yamagata Expressway Tsuruoka IC