The official name of Matsumae Castle is Fukuyama Castle, which was built in 1854 and it collapsed in 1868.
While the main building was rebuilt in 1960, the Honmarugomon still remains, and it is one of the important cultural properties in Japan. There is the Matsumae Koen next to the Matsumae Castle Remains.
This park is famous for cherry blossom in Hokkaido. It has 250 kinds of cherry trees such as Yaezakura and Someiyoshino, and there are 10,000 cherry trees through out the park. You can see the cherry blossom “Hanami” from late April on for a month because there are many kinds of cherry tree.