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Located in the central district of Yamagata Prefecture's Yonezawa City, the castle in its modern form is open to the public as Matsugasaki Park. During the cherry blossom season, the sakura trees around the moat are illuminated, creating a nighttime landscape of wondrous cherry blossoms. Also, the figure of the red bridge above the moat when reflected in the water is particularly beautiful.
1 Marunoichi, Yonezawa, Yamagata
In the ruins of the inner citadel you can find Uesugi Shrine, where the famous daimyo Uesugi Kenshin is enshrined.
About 10 minutes from JR Yonezawa Station. About a 2-minute walk from the "Uesugi Jinja-mae" (Uesugi Shrine) bus stop.
Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Fukushima-Izaka and drive about 15 minutes along National Route 13 towards Yonezawa.
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