Yamagata Castle Ruins (Kajo Park)

Castle / Ruins of Castle
These castle ruins, in Kajo-machi Yamagata City, is designated as a National Historic Site. It is said that Kaneyori Shiba, the father of the Mogami, built the Yamagata Castle in 1356. Today the ninomaru moat, the earthen mound, and the stone walls remain. A replica of the ninomaru west gate has been reconstructed at the entrance to Kajo Park (Kajo being another name for the castle). Selected as one of Japan's top 100 castles, it is one of the recommended sites to visit in Japan.

Spot details

Address
Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Kajoumachi 1-7 (management office)
Phone
0236411212
Hours
Admission freedom
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee] Free (Friday may be required at the facility in the park)
Parking Lot
Available (230spaces)
[Parking Hours (Apr.--Oct.)] 5:00-22:00
[Parking Hours (Nov.--Mar.)] 5:30-22:00
Credit Card
Not available
Note
[Park and Green Space Division] 023-641-1212

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • A place of relaxation for Yamagata citizens, free of charge
    4.0 Reviewed:2021.08.12
    戦国武将・最上義光の時代に造られ、江戸時代には山形藩の政庁であった山形城の敷地は、現在は山形市民の憩いの場となっています。公園の周囲のお堀、大手門、公園の中央に位置する本丸御殿広場とそれを囲う堀や史跡を除けば、各地にある公園と何ら変わらず、ジョギングやペットの散歩、子供たちの遊び場となっています。基本的に無料で全ての人に解放されていますが、夜間帯には門は閉じられており、中に入ることは出来ません...
  • Beautiful and uncrowded
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.08.29
    About 650m from Yamagata station to the south bridge across the moat, Kajo Park is easy to get to. There is an elevated walkway around about 90% of the perimeter; it is in the shade and affords nice...
  • Benches, walkways, and historical sites--a convenient and pleasant park to visit
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.09.01
    A relatively short walk from Yamagata station, this park was the former site of Yamagata Castle. I jogged around this park (inside the park and outside the moat). Up along the top of the wall its...

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