Takato Castle Ruins Park高遠城址公園

Owing to the exclusive cherry blossom variety, Takato Kohigan cherry, large area and density of trees, sakura in Takato Castle Ruins Park is honoured as the best cherry blossoms under heaven. The type features smaller petals and reddish colour. Japan Alps in the distance is another highlight of cherry blossom viewing in the park.

Admission: 500 Yen

Number of sakura trees: 1,500

The age of trees: the oldest one exceeds 130 years

Variety: Takato Kohigan cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Takato Castle Ruins Park

Cherry blossom viewing period: early to late April

Best time to view in 2019: early April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 10 to 15


Cherry blossom festival in 2019: March 23 to April 30

How to visit

Access: It is about 25 minutes by bus from JR Inashi Station, get off at Lofty Station then walk for 15 minutes.
Address: Higashitakato, Takato-machi, Ina-shi, Nagano
Japanese address: 長野県伊那市高遠町東高遠

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