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an image of the past

At a couple of the gates and in one section of the park is a rebuilt portion of what the palace... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
John E
Sendai, Japan
Well worth the visit... Would be awesome in blossom time

We spent a good hour or so here, walked much of the perimeter of the walls and generally poked... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Newcastle, Australia
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31 Aug 2018
“an image of the past”
10 Jan 2018
“ Need more attractions”
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Kajomachi, Yamagata 990-0826, Yamagata Prefecture
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

At a couple of the gates and in one section of the park is a rebuilt portion of what the palace grounds looked like. There's also a statue of Yoshiaki Mogami, Masamune Date's uncle. (Masamune Date founded Sendai.) Sadly, there are almost no foreign language...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John E
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

There nothing much to see except the statue of Date Masamune and there a famous shrine there too. Those who are in Date Masamune might be interested in this place. When I was there, the weather was very strange. One minute there was a snow...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a good hour or so here, walked much of the perimeter of the walls and generally poked around. The bloom trees overhanging the moat would be amazing when in bloom. The interior space is being practically utilized with a baseball stadium etc which...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Belatu
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Many parts of the castle have been nicely rebuilt. A good place with lots of greenery to relax or for exercise walking/running. A short walk from the station. A lot of other recommended tourist spots are nearby.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank DYA717
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Yamagata Castle is a partially reconstructed flat land castle. The Higashi Otemon (Eastern Gate), including its two adjoining tamon-yagura, and Inner Bailey Gate, as well as their connecting bridges, have been authentically reconstructed using historical materials. As well as Ishigaki, you can observe the outer...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank ART196
Reviewed 29 June 2014

some of the old castle wall has been built into the replica walls; authentically rebuilt in a large area of beautiful parkland right in Yamagata City; a very peaceful retreat

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank kathy154914
Reviewed 6 January 2014

There is no actual castle. The outer defensive walls along the moat remain, and the Higashiote Gate (East Gate) has been rebuilt. The inner area is a park with numerous cherry trees which also line the moat. It is still worth a short visit as...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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