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Address: 1 Marunochi, Yonezawa 992-0052, Yamagata Prefecture
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A good place for history buffs

A great starting point for visiting the various shrines and monuments dedicated to the great Uesugi samurai clan. A large shrine dedicated to Kenshin Uesugi, the founder of the... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Uesugi Shrine, Japanese gardens and history together with a center for visual arts. In February the community holds The festival of lights from this place where 300 snow lanterns are made and over 3000 candles light the way. Local vendors set up with hot food and my favorite is the local traditional precision drum band that plays every hour. On... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

A great starting point for visiting the various shrines and monuments dedicated to the great Uesugi samurai clan. A large shrine dedicated to Kenshin Uesugi, the founder of the powerful clan in on the castle ruins ground. A great statue of the daimyo Kenshin. Many things to see in a serene park. A large restaurant and souvenir shop on site.... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

This place is great for sightseeing all year around. But this time of the year, it's also great for "hanami" (admiring the cherry blossoms, and partying). This park is one of the best spots for cherry blossoms in this area, with cherry trees surrounding the lake around the castle. It only lasts for about two weeks, so hurry.

Thank Kazz K
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

There's nothing left of the castle here, except the moat and a bit of the ramparts, but the park was pretty. The central feature now is a large, well-appointed shrine, with some nice subordinate shrines around it. The moat is well maintained. It rained during our visit, but that didn't interfere with our enjoyment.

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