Poster for this year’s Cherry Blossom Viewing Party
The 98th Takada Castle Site Park Cherry Blossom Viewing Party, a major spring event in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, one of the three best nighttime cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan, will begin on March 29.
This year’s exhibition will run from March 29 to April 12.For the first time in four years, the ban on eating and drinking in the park will be fully lifted.In addition, there will be a portable shrine procession and fireworks display, and for the first time in many years, the festival will be as lively as it was before the Corona Disaster.
Wednesday, March 29 – Wednesday, April 12
・musical star mine
・Divine service, etc. (to be determined)
*The Sakura Stage will not be held.
・Bonbori lights inside and outside the venue, and Takada Castle’s three-story turret and Sakura Road are illuminated
・Sakura Road is a one-way street
・Temporary parking lot opened
*Parking is not allowed in the park.
・Nishibori Street: 10:00 – 21:00 all days during the exhibition period
・Between Takada Post Office and Gokuraku Bridge: Wednesday, March 29, 18:00-19:00
・Between Takada Post Office and Joetsu Regional Development Bureau, Gokuraku Bridge and JGSDF Takada Camp: 10:00 – 21:00 on Saturdays and Sundays when cherry blossoms are at their peak
■Ohanami Shuttle Bus for Cherry Blossom Viewing
・Started operation after cherry blossoms were declared to be in bloom.
・The course connecting Parking Lot 1 (right bank of the Sekigawa Central Bridge) and the venue will be open all day during the exhibition period.The course connecting Takada Station, Parking Lot 3 (Joetsu Mall) and the venue is only available during the peak cherry blossom season.The course connecting Parking Lot 5 (Joetsu Athletic Park) and Parking Lot 6 (Joetsu Takada I.C.) to the venue operates only on Saturdays and Sundays during the peak cherry blossom season.
■Stalls and product exhibition
・Open only to businesses (including employees) in Niigata Prefecture
・Eating, drinking and drinking are allowed in the venue.
*To prevent infection, eating and walking are not allowed.
This year’s pamphlet includes easy-to-understand information on access to the venue, tourist facilities near the venue, and cherry blossom viewing points in and around the park.
For foreign visitors, by scanning the QR code on the front cover, you can access a page that provides an overview of the cherry blossom viewing event in four languages (English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese).The pamphlet can be downloaded from the Joetsu City Tourism Navi website.
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Time-lapse photography of the nighttime cherry blossoms at the 96th Takada Castle Site Park Cherry Blossom Viewing Party in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture!
The 96th Takada Castle Site Park Cherry Blossom Viewing Party (Dates: April 1-15), Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture
Takada Castle Million People Cherry Blossom Viewing Party Cherry blossoms in full bloom at Takada Park, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan (photo taken April 12, 2019).