Mar/20 - Apr/12, 2020 Nijo Castle Sakura Festival3.4
from 3/20 '20 to 4/12 '20
※Some events are canceled due to the coronavirus fears. Only the Night Illumination including a projection mapping will be held.
Nijo Castle is a Japanese castle built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Edo period in Kyoto city and is registered as a World Heritage Site.
Nijo Castle is one of the most popular cherry blossom sakura viewing spots in Kyoto, there are about 300 of 50 varieties sakura trees in full bloom in April.
In the nighttime, sakura trees are lit up, and it brings you to a fantastic and dreamy world different from daytime.
In addition "Nijo Castle Sakura Festival" is held on 3/20 - 4/12 including the projection mapping on the castle gates, illumination on the rape blossoms and more.
There are 3 best points in the festival, the gate projection mapping, the illumination of thin Sakura-lined path and rape blossoms, and the Seiryu garden illumination.
Besides the illumination event "FLOWERS BY NAKED 2020", various events such as a Kyoto food fair and an outdoor cinema are scheduled.
Dates: March 20 (Fri) - April 12 (Sun), 2020
Hours: 8:45 - 16:00, 18:00 - 21:30
Admission Fee: 1,030 yen / Adult, 350 yen / Junior and High school student, 200 yen / Child
Night Illumination Ticket : 1,400 yen / Adult, 800 yen / Child
Venue: Nijo Castle
Address: 541 Nijo-jo-cho, Horikawa-nishi-iru, Nijo-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city
Access: 5 min walk from Nijo-jo-mae Sta. on Tozai subway line
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Purposeworld heritage,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Nijojomae sta. (about 300m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.02 weeks ago
Very lovely. Beautiful gardens and of course the interior of the palace is to die for. Each room/hallway/ceiling has a different gorgeous pattern.
4.0in the last week
Beautiful palace and surrounds, loved the nightengale floor. Would not recommend in summer as there is not a lot of shade and it gets quite hot.
4.0a week ago
Beautiful historical castle. Went on a night light show that appeared to be very nice and potentially very romantic
5.04 months ago
Was there a couple of years ago during the cherry blossom period. If you love history, this is a great castle to visit since they have a lot of information and such historical significance to Japan. The gardens are beautiful and can definitely depend a whole day just walking around.
During the cherry blossom period they have a light show and also light up the garden itself. There are food stands that sells local treats and dinner options.
Come early to line up to purchase evening tickets since they are different than the regular day pass.
5.04 weeks ago
Go there to examine the intricate internal carvings and beautiful screen paintings. The gardens are also beautiful. But this place is more about interiors and history.