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Tsuruga Castle's Cherry Trees

Gorgeous cherry blossoms with a majestic castle as a backdrop

Tsuruga Castle is a symbolic icon of the Aizu-Wakamatsu region. This is Japan's only castle building with reddish roof tiles, which were newly fitted in 2011. It looks particularly amazing when the 1,000 cherry trees are in full bloom.

Cherry blossoms at Tsuruga Castle Park

Tsuruga Castle Park is a place where people in the city come together. In spring, 1,000 cherry trees in different varieties come into full bloom one after another. The color of the delicate pink petals blends beautifully with the pure white walls and reddish roof tiles of the castle. These cherry trees are illuminated at night from around the time when the flowers start to bloom during the Golden Week (late April to early May). The top of the castle is another must-visit spot to overlook the panorama of the castle town filled with cherry blossoms both in the daytime and nighttime. At night, they are especially beautiful when reflected on the moat, as well as the illuminated stone walls, creating a mystical night scene.

Location

Name Tsuruga Castle's Cherry Trees
Website http://www.tsurugajo.com/language/eng/
Address 1-1 Otemachi, Aizu-Wakamatsu-shi, Fukushima
Access Take a bus from Aizu-Wakamatsu City, get off at Tsuruga-jo Iriguchi bus stop, and walk for 5 minutes
Inquiries TEL: 0242-27-4005 (Tsuruga Castle Administration Office)

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