Hikone Castle彦根城

Black-roof and white-wall Hikone Castle is surrounded by 1,200 sakura trees, which reflect in the dark green moats. The stunning view attracts a flood of visitors in cherry blossom season. The best way to enjoy the gorgeous blooming is taking houseboats. Specialities and foods featuring cherry blossoms are available from March 16 to May 6.

Admission: 800 Yen

Number of sakura trees: 1,200

The age of trees:

Variety: Yoshino cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Hikone Castle

Cherry blossom viewing period: late March to mid April

Best time to view in 2019: late March to mid April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): March 30 to April 18


Cherry blossom festival in 2019: March 30 to April 18

How to visit

Access: A 15-minute walk along the straight main road from Hikone Station.
Address: 1-1 Konkicho, Hikone 522-0061, Shiga Prefecture
Japanese address:

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