Takato Castle Park Cherry Blossom Festival
Spring is always a big event in Japan, with Japanese traveling the country to see the best cherry blossoms. One of the best cherry blossom spots is the Takato Castle Park, a park which lays on the ruins of Takato Castle. Instead of a castle keep, the park now has numerous sakura trees which all bloom bright in beginning to mid-April.
Wander among the 1,500 cherry blossom trees and enjoy the festive atmosphere; you’ll see people lounging on picnic blankets looking at the blossoms above them, street vendors selling everything from ‘yakitori’ to ice cream, and amazing views over the surrounding alpine mountains.
|[Special Event] 1-Day Tour: Cherry Blossoms of Takato Castle Park|
|Time||10:35 – 20:00|
|Meeting Place||Nagano Station|
While the park is a little tricky to get to, visitors who make the effort will be treated to one of Japan’s most spectacular cherry blossom displays.
06:00 to 22:00
Early-April / varies between seasons depending on the bloom
Takato Castle Park is somewhat time-consuming to reach. The nearest train station is Inashi Station using the local Iida Line from Okaya Station - approx. 50-minutes by train. Once at Inashi Station, visitors then need to use local buses which will take you nearby the park - another 25-minute journey - followed by a 15-minute walk to the park itself