Nishiyama Park was built in 1856 by the seventh lord of Sabae Han (feudal region), who made this park not for his family or for his subjects, but for the general public in Sabae.
The park is known for its gorgeous 50,000 azaleas in May, cherry blossoms in spring, and its autumn leaves.
The park includes a few Japanese gardens, a zoo, and more, in a vast 560,000 ㎡ space with winding walking paths running through it.
This is a lovely park, known for it cherry blossoms in April, and azaleas in May. There are also a number of festivals held in the park year round. The park also includes a green lawn zone (most parks in Japan don't have grass!), an Adventure Forest, a Japanese Garden, and a zoo. An observation deck near the zoo offers up a beautiful view of the town and Hakusan mountains. When I visited the park in early October, it was just a short walk from the Sabae City Hotel, where I was staying.
Located near Nishisabae Station, and famous Nishiyama Park, Sabae City Hotel is a convenient place to stay in Sabae city. In fact, it's the largest in town, and is host to numerous wedding parties. The hotel has a very nice Italian restaurant, Il Vigore, on the 8F, and a simple, homey izakaya on the 1F, Yoshimitsu. There is also a cute little shop, just off the lobby, that sells very tasty puddings. Rooms are small but clean, and reasonably priced. Service is friendly, and staff can speak some English.