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Address: Kajomachi, Yamagata 990-0826, Yamagata Prefecture
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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 around. The bloom trees overhanging the moat would be amazing when in bloom. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 I assume helps fund the ongoing reconstruction projects. Those that are completed are excellent and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 and inner moats (the latter of which is now dried). So there is enough to... More 

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 it is only a 10 minute walk from Yamagata Station. The area would be very... More 

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