Apr/1 - Apr/30 , 2021 Takato Cherry Blossom Festival4.2
from 4/1 '21 to 4/24 '21
Takato Castle Ruins Park(Takato Joshi Park) in Takato town, Nagano Prefecture is one of the three best spots to see sakura cherry blossoms in Japan, along with Hirosaki Castle in Aomori and Yoshinoyama in Nara.
The variety of the cherry trees in the park is takato-kohigan-zakura, which is smaller and more reddish than somei-yoshino cherry trees.
There are more than 1,500 sakura cherry trees in the park, which are called "Second to None" cherry blossoms.
During the nighttime sakura cherry trees are lit up, and it creates a mysterious yet beautiful scenery.
"Takato Castle Ruins Park"
Address:Higashi-Takato, Takato town, Ina city, Nagano Pref.
Dates: April 1 - until cherry blossoms fall ,2021
Hours: 8:00 - 17:00、7:00 - 21:00(peak cherry blossom period)
Sakura light-up : April 8 - April 20
Addmission: 500 yen (adult) / 250 yen (child)
Access(from Tokyo): Take a JR Azusa limited express train from Shinjuku Sta. to Chino Sta.(2 and half hours). Then take a JR bus(runs only during cherry blossom season) from Chino Sta. to Takato Bus Sta.(50 mins). Walk 15 mins to the park.
Purposeshould go,Traditional folk,women,family,mountain climbing,cherry blossom viewing,sightseeing,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Inacity St. (about 9.3km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0in the last week
Beautiful during the cherry blossom season this park is definitely worth visiting late March/early April. This year, 2021 with the corona virus still affecting everything, there are various measures being taken while entering (temperature check, hand sanitation sites, social distancing, personal info written down).
The views are quite spectacular with the Kiso mountains framed with Sakura blooms and around the park there are some relics of the Takato castle ruins. Just be prepared to pay for parking (¥1000) if you don’t want to walk up the hill from the free parking lot by the Mibu river below. Either way there is still a admission fee as you enter.
5.0a year ago
Beautiful and a tranquil place. Definitely recommended during the Sakura blossom season. For the rest of the year, entry is free.
4.0a year ago
A bit out of the way but really beautiful during end of April and 1st week of May .if you have a romantic touch then visit during lit up evenings.
5.0a year ago
Great place to watch cherry blossoms~
5.02 years ago
Best visit when Sakura fully blooms in spring season