The 350,000 square meters Kajo Park is the site of the former Yamagata Castle.
There are restored Yamagata Castle's Ninomaru Higashi-Otemon gate, the gate which was constructed in a traditional architectural style, a statue of Mogami Yoshiaki, the 11th feudal lord of Yamagata, Yamagata City Folk Museum, and Yamagata Prefectural Museum in the park.
Kajo Park is also a popular place for Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) in the spring.
- 5:00 - 22:00
- 5:30 - 22:00 (November - March)
Access / Public Transport
- 10 minutes walk from JR Yamagata Station