Matsumae Park

Matsumae Castle is one of the best places to travel in Matsumae, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. It's famous for the 10 thousand cherry blossom trees which becomes its best in late April. Here're guides for map, how to get there, spots nearby, attractions and photos of Matsumae Castle posted by Japanese travelers in the know.

Attraction Of Matsumae Park

About 10 Thousand Cherry Trees Proudly Blooming At Matsumae Park Located Above A Castle Town

Matsumae Park is selected as one of the 100 Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan. And a festival will be held from 4/29-5/14! About 10 thousand and 250 kinds of cherry trees color the park, and eary cherries begin to bloom and then late cherries come one by one. So you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing for as long as one month♪
Access: 2.5 hours from Yakumo IC via 67 Route by car

Beautiful Illumination Of Cherry Blossoms And Matsumae Castle

For there're various kinds of cherry blossoms including rare ones, early-boom, and late-bloom ones, you can enjoy them for a long term. The collaboration of cherry blossom and Matsumae Castle is very beautiful like a piece of painting! They're lit up at night, and become more wonderful scene.
Matsumae Park has many kinds of cherry blossom, so it becomes its best to see later than Hakodate. By the way, Matsumae has a long distance from Hakodate, and takes about three hours. You can use car or bus to access here.

Matsumae Park Info


Matsushiro Matsumae-machi, matsumae-gun, hokkaido

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90 min by bus from JR Kikonai Station to Matsushiro, then 7 min walk. By car, 150 min from Yakumo IC of Do'ou Speedway