Cherry Blossom Festival

April 6th – 22nd

As Winter draws to a close and Spring approaches, with the warming weather the cherry trees start to come to life.

From the 6th of April to the 22nd the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom in Takada park. Takada park is one the most famous places in Japan to experience the blossoms at night. In the Evening the park is lit up and the blossoms look even more spectacular.

For the Japanese, blossom viewing is also about enjoying great food! You will find many stores around the park selling all kinds of food from Taco Yaki, Kebabs, crepes and okonomiyaki. In fact I suspect that many people go for the food and festival and the flowers are just an excuse.

During the 2 weeks of the cherry blossom festival the area is very busy, especially in the evening. The best way to get to the park is either by train to Takada station then walk, or take the special bus below from Myoko to Takada Park.

Special Bus Service

This service runs only for the 2 weeks of the festival, from April 7th – 22nd.
This service allows you roughly 1hr 20min to view the blossoms before returning.
Please make note of the bus depature point from Takada Park.

Adult – 2,000 Yen
Child – 1,000 Yen (Child is under 12)

You need to book the shuttle in advance. You can do this by purchasing a ticket from the front desk of your hotel or the tourist office.

Bus StopTime
Myoko Kogen Tourist Office18:00
Takahashi Ryokan18:04
Ikenotaira Landmark Cafe18:12
Akakura Kanko Resort18:15
Akakura Onsen Tourist Office18:17
Myoko Kogen22:00
Bus StopTime
Tsubame Onsen18:20
Seki Onsen Bus Stop18:25
Kyukamura Myoko18:27
Kyukamura Myoko21:50
Tsubame Onsen22:00
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