Koriyama Castle remains (郡山城跡)
The site of Koriyama Castle in Yamatokoriyama City, Nara Prefecture is planted with Yoshino cherries, weeping cherries, and a variety of other cherry tree types, and each year in spring great numbers of people come to enjoy cherry blossom viewing. Historic structures such as the reconstructed Otemon gate and corner turret, and the moat surrounded by cherry trees, create a beautiful sight, and the area has been selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. During the Yamatokoriyama Castle Festival, held from late March to early April, a variety of stands and stalls open up in the area, and numerous events are held, including a goldfish competition, citizen’s parade, and period costume procession. The cherry trees are also lit up at night. Toilets and parking available.
- Flowering state of cherry blossoms
- the end
- Cherry blossom forecast
- Late Mar.-Early Apr.
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Available (Neighborhood Charge parking lot)
- Night viewing
- Available (during the period of the castle festival 18:00-21:00 light up)
- Public toilets
- Number of trees
- Someiyoshino, Shidarezakura, Yaezakura, Hill cherry blossom, Oshimazakura
- 0743-52-2010 * (one company) Yamatokoriyama City Tourism Association
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.