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Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park) (津山城(鶴山公園))


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This castle ruin park is located near the Tsuyama Wonder Museum in Tsuyama City. One of Japan's three major mountain castles, it once had 60 towers and was built by Mori Ranmaru's younger brother Mori Tadamasa on Mt. Kaku. Although all buildings were destroyed with the ordinance for the disposal of castles, the Bichu Yagura was restored as a characteristic building of a mountain castle in 2005 and is open to the general public. The ruins of the castle became Kakuzan Park, and is also famous as a place for viewing cherry blossoms that was chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots, and has particularly splendid night cherry blossoms illuminated by small lamps with paper shades.


Okayama Pref. Tsuyamashi Sange 135 (Tsuyama / MimasakaArea)

phone 0868224572

[Apr.--Sep.] 8:40-19:00
[Oct.--Mar.] 8:40-17:00 (Seasonal Subject to change)
[During the Cherry Blossom Festival] 7:30-22:00

Review of Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park)

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Reviewed:2019/06/23 The castle which at its peak, boasted having seventy buildings was one of the grandest castles in feudal Japan.
Tsuyama, known as the little Kyoto of Mimasaka was a place I had long wanted to visit. Tsuyama’s development was quite early because of its strategic location on the route from Kyoto to Izumo. During...
Reviewed:2019/01/26 Sakura heaven!
For sakura - it’s a winner!

We came for the sakura and Tsuyama Castle Park did not disappoint. The 1000 trees were in full bloom and gorgeous when we visited.

We were really enchanted by the...
Reviewed:2018/05/13 Most scenic we have seen! 津山城址(鶴山公園)
Only part of the original castle remains hence it is quite apt for the review as Kakuzan Park (Tsuyama Castle) ; both as garden and the castle.
Kakuzan Park (鶴山公園 Kakuzan Kouen).lies on the ruins of...

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Okayama Pref. Tsuyamashi Sange 135 [map]
Tsuyama / MimasakaArea
[Apr.--Sep.] 8:40-19:00
[Oct.--Mar.] 8:40-17:00 (Seasonal Subject to change)
[During the Cherry Blossom Festival] 7:30-22:00
[Adults (High School Students and above)] 310yen
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Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 29, 2020)
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          Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.