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Night Hanami at Ka-Jo Castle Park

by Bob Kerstetter

Lighting up the cherry blossoms at night brings thousands of visitors to the famous and popular Ka-jo Castle Park in Yamagata City, Japan.

The visitors gather under the trees for hanami—cherry blossom viewing parties—during sakura season, typically late April here in the northern part of eastern Japan.

Ka-jo Castle Park is famous in Japan for its cherry blossoms.

The park is also home to the partially reconstructed ruins of Yamagata Castle.

Night Hanami at Ka-Jo Castle Park

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