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Tsuruoka - hidden gem with a beutiful people

I was lucky enough to go to Tsuruoka in the middle of April when the snow had almost melted and it... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
Mark N
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Cherry Blossoms Galore!

The best time to visit Tsuruoka Park in my opinion is during the Cherry Blossom season. The park... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2013
Tsuruoka, Japan
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  • Average31%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
18 Apr 2018
“Stunning in full bloom”
11 Aug 2017
“Nice landscaped park with some interesting temples”
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit Yamagata prefecture when the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. Tsuruoka Park is beautifully laid out with the cherry blossoms along that river and all around the park. There were hardly any people around (we saw no other foreigners)...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Krystal B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Tsuruoka has a lot to offer for such a small city and the park is one of those sights. Nice for an afternoon walk. Besides the landscaping a number of temples (Idea and an Inari Shrine) can be visited. Parking is free.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Nice shady walk with several paths etc. Bring a picnic & escape the bustle of the town. Playground in poor condition (swings removed just frames left).

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank DHWild
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The entire Tsuruoka area and Park are just wonderful. The two weeks of Cherry Blossom season is beautiful the park, river, and all around town is covered with cherry blossom trees. The small community celebrates the season with great concerts, food festivals, shows. Sitting under...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Ontheroad2362
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I was lucky enough to go to Tsuruoka in the middle of April when the snow had almost melted and it was the start of their cherry blossom season (it happens a few weeks after Tokyo's). I stayed at a 300 year old farmhouse and...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Mark N
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

I have visited on 17 April 2015. It's very cold compared with Tokyo. A little bit rain. But this town is so quiet and kind. Sakura is full even it's mid April. You can ask bus schedule at tourist information. There's a coin locker and...More

Thank Onniesan
Reviewed 5 April 2013

The best time to visit Tsuruoka Park in my opinion is during the Cherry Blossom season. The park takes on a new spirit and the beauty of the old trees, the moat and the old buildings is really special. The rest of the year, there...More

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank stellastarstruck
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