Takada Castle Site Park Cherry Blossom Festival


Join in one of Japan's three great night time cherry blossom events at this enchanting castle park.

The cherry blossoms at Takada Castle Site Park are considered one of Japan's best three night time cherry blossom light-up displays. The park sits on the historic grounds of Takada Castle, originally built as the residence of Matsudaira Tadateru, the sixth son of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

4,000 cherry blossoms engulf Takada Castle Site Park during their peak bloom, bolstered by the illumination of the three-story turret (once a weapons storehouse) and "bonbori" paper lanterns.

For more information, please see the Cherry Blossom Festival special page on the Joetsu Sightseeing Navi website:

Location: Takada Castle Site Park

General Information

Date Usually late March to mid-April
Time Light-up from sunset to 9:00 pm
Directions●15 min. on foot from Takada Station (Echigo Tokimeki Railway, Myoko Haneuma Line).
●10 min. by car from Joetsumyoko Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen Line).
*During the viewing period, shuttle buses (for a fee) will make the rounds from temporary parking lots in the city.
Car ParkParking lots no.1-8, approx. 850 cars
Opening TimesCherry blossoms are illuminated from sunset to 9:00 pm.
*The park itself is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
PricesAdmission is free
NotesPlease be aware that traffic restrictions may be enforced depending on cherry blossom blooming conditions, etc.


NameJoetsu Tourism and Convention Association
Telephone Number025-543-2777
E-mail addressjtca@joetsu.ne.jp