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Takato Castle Park Cherry Blossom Festival

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.

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Wonder 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.

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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.

INFO

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

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