Jul/18 - Aug/23, 2020 Joetsu Lotus Festival 

Sightseeing information about Jul/18 - Aug/23, 2020 Joetsu Lotus Festival  in Japan.

Jul/18 - Aug/23, 2020 Joetsu Lotus Festival 3.5

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 from 7/18 '20 to 8/23 '20


※Due to the coronavirus concerns, some of events such as Joetsu October Fest, food fair, bazaar, and more, have been canceled. Please check the official website.

Takada Park in Joetsu City, Niigata, is famous for its lotus flowers in summer, as well as cherry blossoms in spring. Its dazzling view is known as one of the most beautiful scenes in Asia.
Lotus flowers fill most of the outer moat (about 19 hectares) around the castle ruins of Takada Park. The types of lotus are Japanese lotus, mostly red crimson, but partly white lotus flowers are mixed.
The Joetsu Lotus Flower Festival is held here when they are in full bloom at Takada Park.

Venue : Takada Park
Address : 44-1 Motoshiro-cho, Joetsu City, Niigata
Access : a 20-min walk from Takada Station on Echigo Tokimeki Railway (Myoko Haneuma Line)
By Car : a 10-min drive from Joetsu-Takada IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Admission : Free

PurposeSeasonal Flowers,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Takada Sta. (about 1.4km) Google Transit


5.05 months ago

Even if its not sakura season for Joetsu yet we see Sakura.
You can take a walk and relax.

5.08 months ago

Great for walking or cycling through and around. Very fond memories of playing tennis on the public courts. Sad to see they are no longer there.

5.07 months ago

Large park. Nice to walk through with greenery all around. Too crowded in the cherry blossom season but worth to visit. Lots of tasty food stall in cherry blossom season. One of the best park in Japan for cherry blossom.

3.06 months ago

I am guessing that we visit at the wrong date and time. the place itself was okay, but nothing special to be seen and it was quite a long walk from the hotel / train station.
the bridge heading there is more interesting though

5.0a year ago

After spending two weeks chasing cherry blossoms around Japan, Takada Park has been the highlight. Beautiful in the day, and magical at night with the blossoms lit up in various colours. The various food stalls means you can easily spend hours taking in the beauty. Parking was a total nightmare in the evening, so just catch a bus and avoid the hassle of walking from what felt like the next town.