Enjoy Viewing Cherry Blossoms. - Kakuzan Park -
Kakuzan Park, or Tsuyama Castle, is one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites. Many cherry trees were planted as part of the park development project after the structures in castles were lost due to the Castle Abolishment Law issued by the Meiji Government in 1873. Bitchu Turret was reconstructed as the castle's 400th-anniversary project throughout 2004-2005.
In spring, 1,000 cherry blossom trees are in all their glory. Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival is held in and around Kakuzan Park around early April. There are several must-see sights. They include the view of cherry blossoms that is visible from Kakuzan-kan on the Sannomaru courtyard and that is visible at the foot of the crucial part of the site, called Honmaru. The night view of cherry blossoms and large stone walls are also admirable. At the festival, a lot of people come to see the cherry blossoms from all over Japan.
Getting here: 10 minutes on foot from Tsuyama Station on JR Tsuyama Line
Bicycles for rent available at Tsuyama Station Tourist Information Office, and Tsuyama Tourist Center in front of Kakuzan Park.
Multifunctional bidet toilet seats, washlet toilet seats, available at the toilets by Kakuzan-kan and Bitchu Turret.
Closed: December 29 to December 31
Admission: 300 yen for adults / Free for junior high school students & younger
Group discount available for a group of 30 or more people.