No.51 Cherry Trees at Nakayama River Park

Nestled in between the Japan Sea and mountain ranges, Yuza Town offers pastoral landscapes ringed by snow-capped mountains. The small Araisawa River runs through the town and features a walking promenade lined with 60 somei yoshino planted in 1958. Stroll along the river and feel transported back in time by the picturesque stone-walled embankment and traditional buildings with black roof tiles and chalk-white walls. Night-time illuminations of the trees are another unforgettable sight.


General information

Address Nakayama District, Suguse, Yuza Town, Akumi County, Yamagata Prefecture (山形県飽海郡遊佐町直世中山地区)
Peak bloom Late April
Access by train 8 minutes by car from Yuza Station on the Uetsu Main Line
Access by car 20 minutes from Yamagata Expressway Sakata-Minato IC