The outline of this year’s “Takada Castle Site Park Cherry Blossom Festival”, a major event that symbolizes spring in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, was announced on the 4th. This year, even if it is a corona sickness, we will thoroughly implement infection prevention measures and revive the stalls and product exhibitions that were canceled last year. In addition, the popular Sakura Road will be carried out in one way.
This year’s Takada Castle Ruins Park Cherry Blossom Festival will be held for 15 days from April 1st (Thursday) to 15th (Thursday).
As an infection prevention measure, events such as lighting ceremony and fireworks cherry blossom stage will be canceled as last year, and banquets in the venue will also be prohibited.
On the other hand, the stalls and product exhibitions are limited to the residents and employees of the three cities of Joetsu, Myoko, and Itoigawa, and the food and drinks offered at the venue are open only for take-out. According to the association, there are about 300 stalls and 32 stalls at product exhibitions every year, but this year there are less than 100 stalls and 20 stalls at most.
As it is a take-out limited sale, you cannot eat, drink or have a dinner while walking at the venue, and you are required to wear a mask.
In addition, the bonbori and the Takada Castle Sanjo turret will be lit up as usual. Sakura Road near the Chungryu Tower will be divided in the middle of the passage to avoid crowding, and will be carried out on one side under the guidance of security guards.
At the same time, the parking lot in the park will not be basically released, and a temporary parking lot will be opened on the riverbed of the Sekigawa River. However, the shuttle bus will not be operated to avoid congestion.
Hiroyuki Minami, the secretary general of the Joetsu Tourism Convention Association, said, “We do not have a target number of people to enter, but we anticipate that the scale of 1 million people will come, and we are thinking of taking all possible measures.” I talk.
Past entry record
2nd year of Reiwa 128,000 people
2019 1.25,000 people
2018 884,000 people
2017 1,327,000 people