Tsuruoka Park鶴岡公園

As one of Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom viewing sights, Tsuruoka Park is an ideal place to enjoy sakura in Yamagata Prefecture. The original castle was renovated to be a park in 1875. Therefore, there are some historic sites, such as walls, moats and 100-year-old trees.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 730

The age of trees: 100 years

Variety: Yoshino cherry, Double-Flowering cherry, and the Weeping cherry Cherry blossom period: mid to late April

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Tsuruoka Park

Cherry blossom viewing period: mid to late April

Best time to view in 2019: mid to late April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): mid to late April

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 14 to 15

How to visit

Access: Take train to Tsuruoka Station on the JR Uetsu Line. In front of Tsuruoka Station, take a Shonai Kotsu bus at No. 1 bus stop toward Yunohama Onsen for 10 minutes. Get off at Shiyakusho-mae and walk for 2 minutes.
Address: 4 Babacho, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata
Japanese address: 山形県鶴岡市馬場町