Festivals & Events
Eboshiyama Park Cherry Blossoms 烏帽子山公園の桜
A walk through Japan's best season
Eboshiyama Park is the perfect spot to retreat from Yamagata City . Spring offers visitors the best sightseeing of the area thanks to its numerous and splendid cherry blossom trees.
How to Get There
Eboshiyama Park is near Akayu Station, located on the Yamagata Shinkansen and Ou Main Line.
Akayu Station can be accessed directly from Tokyo on the Yamagata Shinkansen. From cities in the Tohoku region, including Fukushima, Zao, Yamagata and Akita, the Ou Main Line can be used. But keep in mind the long travel times on this regional line.
Eboshiyama Park can be accessed in five minutes by car or 25 minutes on foot from Akayu Station.
One of the 100 best cherry blossom viewing spots
The park is home to many cherry trees over 100 years old
Entry to the park is free
Grab some picnic supplies and enjoy the sweeping views over the Yonezawa basin. The sight of the unmelted snow on Azuma Mountain Range combined with the pink blossoms of the trees is a must-see.
The park is home to around 1,000 cherry trees, making it a great spot for a leisurely stroll.
During the cherry blossom season, evening illuminations are added to the whole park from mid-April to May 5.
The latest information may differ, so please check the official website.