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A Kakuzan park (Tsuyama ruined castle) is located in central Okayama and Tsuyama,
and western part of Japan is also called famous place of the cherry tree in which a scale is quite large.
The appearance which is in bloom so that all total about 5000 numbers of the cherry tree of
a Kakuzan park (Tsuyama ruined castle) may be said and the cherry tree of only that may surround a Kakuzan park is the highlight.
The Kakuzan park is also called the alias Tsuyama ruined castle. As the name suggests, the Tsuyama castle was located at the place currently improved as a present Kakuzan park before. The history of a Kakuzan park is the castle which Tadamasa Mori who played an active part in the Battle of Sekigahara as a method of Tokugawa began construction of a castle in 1603, he spent the time for 13 years, and completed in 1616. Since it went into Meiji Era although that was right, and all the buildings except a stone wall which were the full-scale hill-on-the-plain castles equipped with the castle tower of five layers were pulled down by Haijyorei in 1873 at the time of construction, the stone wall said to be able to be also 45m in height now is leaving an image of those days. It is said that Tadamasa Mori who is incidentally the first Tsuyama daimyo with a castle is a younger brother of Mori Ranmaru which played an active part as the Age of Civil Wars and Nobunaga Oda's faithful subordinate. Moreover, the cherry tree said to exceed 5000 start a stone wall here is famous also for a very beautiful thing, and is elected as the 100th elections of the cherry tree famous place in Japan, and western part of Japan has also driven the name as a famous place of the greatest cherry tree. It is also the place which shows prosperity serious by the crowd said by all 100,000 people early used as the best time to see of a cherry tree in April.