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Updated:March 18, 2021

Sakura Castle Ruins Park

History and Culture, Experiences

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 Summary

Remnants of Sakura Castle, one of the major castles of Japan’s Edo period (1603-1867), are preserved on the grounds of Sakura Castle Ruins Park. Visitors today can see the castle’s fortification walls and dry moats, which are said to be unchanged since Sakura’s heyday as an influential castle town. Sakura Castle Ruins Park is also a great spot to catch a view of the cherry blossoms in spring and the colorful foliage of fall.

 Helpful Tips

The National Museum of Japanese History is located adjacent to Sakura Castle Ruins Park.

General Information

Location Name Sakura Castle Ruins Park
Address Jonai-cho, Sakura City, Chiba
Hours & Admission Peak season: March, April, June, November, December
Cherry blossoms: late March to early April
Irises: early to mid-June
Autumn leaves: mid-November to mid-December

 Access & Directions

Public Transportation  By train
20-munute walk from Sakura Station on the JR Sobu Line or Keisei Sakura Station on the Keisei Line
 By bus
From Keisei Sakura Station South Exit on the Keisei Line, take the Chiba Green Bus bound for Tamachi Shako, 5-munute walk from the National Museum Entrance Stop or the National Museum of Japanese History Stop

Other Information

Hands-on/Practical Experience Programs  Sakura City Tourism Association Bicycle Rental
1. Tourist Information in front of Keisei Sakura Station
2. Tourist Information Center in front of JR Sakura Station
3. Sakura Furusato Square (cycling available around the square only)
4. Sansan Cycle (Office is on the BRIDGESTONE board side adjacent to the building)
5. Lakepia Usui / AEON Usui Shop

Contact Information

Facility Name Sakura City, Koen Ryokuchi-ka (Park Maintenance Section)
Home Page http://www.city.sakura.lg.jp/soshiki/9-2-0-0-0_8.html
Other Information 043-484-6165