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Benches, walkways, and historical sites--a convenient and pleasant park to visit

A relatively short walk from Yamagata station, this park was the former site of Yamagata Castle. I... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
John E
Sendai, Japan
Nice spot for illuminated sakura

We arrived quite late at Yamagata, but fortunately this park was illuminated during sakura season... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Kajomachi, Yamagata 990-0826, Yamagata Prefecture
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

A relatively short walk from Yamagata station, this park was the former site of Yamagata Castle. I jogged around this park (inside the park and outside the moat). Up along the top of the wall it's shady and when it was raining, the trees served...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John E
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We just loved this park. We were there for the full bloom of the cherry blossoms, and it was just glorious. It's bigger than it seems, with lots of beautiful paths lined with cherry blossoms. I'd imagine it's a lovely park in Summer and Autumn,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Krystal B
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We arrived quite late at Yamagata, but fortunately this park was illuminated during sakura season and location is within walking distance from Yamagata Station. It was our first sakura experience, since we missed it in Tokyo, and even in Sendai. But glad we made it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nonajumi
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Have many shot of photos for you to take with sakura. Its free. You can picnic or have lunch at the park.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CommBkk
Reviewed February 21, 2018

It’s a short train ride from Yamadera to Yamagata. As the train approaches Yamagata, it passes by the Kajo Park and we got our first glimpse of what was to be a splendid array of sakura along the moat. It’s a short, 10 minute walk...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

We walked through here on our way to my friend’s flat and it was very pretty in the snow. Although there is very little of the castle left (and you can’t go inside), the bridge over the most is quite striking and there are a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed January 19, 2018

Every nearby museums and stores were close during new year (of course), but this castle gate still opened to let people walk through inside park with man-on-the-horse statue. Even there was no any other beautiful castle of building (except the old nearby tower-like museum, but...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank SarahAHA121
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

My wife and had a 1 week JR rail pass, and this looked liked an interesting place to visit. Its a 15 minute walk from the rail station. The buildings on the site are being reconstructed using original methods, so it very interesting to me...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Bob_Larkin
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Kajo Park is in downtown Yamagata walking distance from JR Yamagata station. If you need to spend a few hours in Yamagata, this is as good a spot as any. There are a lot of eateries on the way to Kajo Park from the station,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 271heikkis
Reviewed September 6, 2016

About 7 minutes walk from Yamagata station. There is not a huge castle but a greenly park. I saw a lot of people who jog and walk. Unfortunately I didn't enter a museum cause I didn't have much time. It seemed to be interesting.

Date of experience: July 2016
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