Koriyama Castle

Koriyama Castle


Update 2021: Many sites, parks, and places are open. However, please check the official websites and our visiting tips below.

When Is the Best Time

When Is the Best Time

The castle is one of the top 100 spots in Japan for viewing cherry blossoms. Blooming time is in spring: From end of March until early April. There is also a castle festival held annually during the blooming period, the Oshiro Matsuri festival with illuminated cherry blossoms at night from 6-9 p.m..

Special time of day tip: Every night 600 lanterns are illuminate the castle and its surroundings. It's a magnificent view.

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Where and Tips

Yamato-Koriyama City, Nara Prefecture

The castle was built in 1580 by Junkei Tsutsui on the top of hill. Visitors have a great view to Nara and Tenri. There is not much of the castle left but the ruins are a symbol of Yamatokoriyama City. There is some unique atmosphere around this site. This place is famous as a place with beautiful Sakura. When I was there, it was a cloudy day. But I really enjoy Sakura with former castle of Big Lord. The castle is located in a park with several areas where you can sit down and enjoy food from one of the many food stalls.

The nearest station is "Kintetsu-Kōriyama". Entrance is free.

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Beautiful cherry blossoms! What months were the photos taken exactly?


I took the pics on 4th of April, 2016.


25 km