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Matsugasaki Park (Yonezawa Castle Ruins) (松が岬公園(米沢城址))

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Castle / Ruins of Castle

A 10-minute bus ride from Yonezawa Station. Records state that the castle which once stood here was built in 1238 and was used as a residence by the Nagai clan, Date clan, Gamo clan, Naoe clan, and Uesugi clan. The castle was demolished in 1873 and the site made open to the general public as a park for the next seven years. In 1857, the site was turned into a municipal park as part of an urban planning project. The park is surrounded by a 20 to 36 meter wide, 800 meter long moat. Also a renowned destination for cherry blossoms, 200 cherry trees surround the moat and are lit up at night during the blooming season, creating spectacular scenery with their pink blossoms and the red castle bridge reflecting off the surface of the water.

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Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Marunouchi 1-4-13 (Yonezawa / OkitamaArea)

phone 0238216226
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Open 24 hours
[Main shrine visit] 6:00-17:00
[Keishoden] 9:00-16:00
[Yonezawa Tourism Convention Association Tourist Information Center] 9:00-17:00

Review of Yonezawa Castle Ruins / Matsugasaki Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/05/27 Very nice matsuri
Yonezawa matsuri is a special matsuri since it commemorates a famous historical battle between two samourai clans. The battle is on the last day of the matsuri and it is worth seeing it. In case of...
Reviewed:2016/10/18 Uesuge Shrine and Samurai Village
Uesugi Shrine, Japanese gardens and history together with a center for visual arts.

In February the community holds The festival of lights from this place where 300 snow lanterns are made and over...
Reviewed:2016/06/28 A good place for history buffs
A great starting point for visiting the various shrines and monuments dedicated to the great Uesugi samurai clan. A large shrine dedicated to Kenshin Uesugi, the founder of the powerful clan in on...

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Address
Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Marunouchi 1-4-13 [map]
Area
Yonezawa / OkitamaArea
Phone
0238216226
Hours
Open 24 hours
[Main shrine visit] 6:00-17:00
[Keishoden] 9:00-16:00
[Yonezawa Tourism Convention Association Tourist Information Center] 9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
[Keishoden] Dec.-Late Mar. (Closed in winter)
Fees
Free
[Keishoden] General 400yen, High School Students 300yen, Small Junior High School Students 200yen
Parking Lot
Available(300spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(freespot)
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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