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There are around 4,000 cherry blossom trees, lit up by 3,000 paper lanterns. The illuminated, 3-tier turret of Takada Castle reflected in the moat captivates visitors. Sakura Road is a path lined with sakura (cherry blossoms) that are lit up and is a must-see. There will be a variety of events held.
http://www.joetsu-kanko.net/kanoukai/ (Japanese)

When: From April 1, 2019 to April 15, 2019
Takada Castle will be illuminated from 6PM to 10PM.
Where: Takada Park
Access: 15 min. on foot from Takada Station on the Echigo Tokimeki Railway.


Including the hina dolls passed down in the homes of Murakami’s castle town, there are around 4,000 dolls on display in around 80 homes. Enjoy a pleasant stroll while you check out the historic merchant homes and the dolls.

8 min. on foot from Murakami Station on the JR Uetsu Main Line.
6 min. by car from the Murakami-Senamionsen interchange on the Nihonkai-Tohoku Expressway.


A field of rape blossoms and Fukushimagata Lagoon can be viewed from the rooftop of the water station, View Fukushimagata Lagoon. Depending on the season, rare plants such as the foxnut and pickerelweed can be enjoyed and the Venue is also known for the migration of many wild birds.

Date : Mid April - Early May


Niigata Prefecture produces the most cut tulips in Japan. This festival takes place on 2 hectares of fields and has 800,000 tulips of approximately 60 different kinds and of many different colors. This colorful expanse of flowers under the spring sky is a great time for families and lovers alike.

From April 25, 2018 to May 5, 2018, 8:30AM-5:00PM

2860 Tsuiji, Tainai-shi (Nagaikeikoi Forest Park)


Step into a sprawling area with 1.5 million tulips and experience the arrival of spring. Gosen’s Sumoto region has sandy soil, making it a good place for growing tulips. Bulbs from Holland were recently imported to grow new kinds, giving the festival a wide variety of blossoms.

When: From April 14, 2018 (Sat.) to April 30, 2018 (Mon.)
Where: Sumoto, Gosen
10 min. by taxi from Gosen Station on the JR Banetsu West Line.
10 min. by car from the Yasuda IC on the Banetsu Expressway.

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