Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park)

Tsuyama Castle boasts the only one spot in Okayama Prefecture designated as one of top 100 cherry blossom viewing places in Japan. The castle, together with Himeji Castle and Matsuyama Castle, are Japan’s three most celebrated castles built on hilly lands of plains. Regrettably, the keep was demolished in 1837, and only 10-metre high stone walls remain. The tower standing today was rebuilt in 2005.

Admission: 300 Yen

Number of sakura trees: 1,000

The age of trees:

Variety: Yoshino cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park)

Cherry blossom viewing period: late March to mid April

Best time to view in 2019: late March to mid April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): March 29 to April 14

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: March 29 to April 14

How to visit

Access: A 15-minute walk from JR Tsuyama station
Address: 135 Yamashita, Tsuyama-shi, Okayama
Japanese address:

Cherry blossoms Viewing Guide