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[Cherry Blossom] Hikone-jo Castle Cherry Blossoms

Hikone-jo Castle is a National Treasure that is visited by many people throughout the year.

The vicinity of historic Hikone-jo Castle is packed with things to do, including "Yumekyobashi Castle Road" that recreates the atmosphere of the Edo period (1603 - 1868), and plenty of shops and places to dine.
You can even take in the sights from a rickshaw!


When spring comes close to 1,200 cherry trees bloom in the vicinity of Hikone-jo Castle, marking the most beautiful season of the year.
The cherry trees are generally in full bloom around the start of April each year, creating a breathtaking vision of loveliness.


The blossoms reflected in the waters of moat are particularly stunning.

The castle throngs with visitors every year.


How about taking a mini-cruise on a houseboat?

This is perhaps the most laidback way to enjoy both the scenery and the blossoms!


During the blossom period the inner moat of Hikone-jo Castle is illuminated at night. The cherry blossoms of the National Treasure Hikone-jo Castle look incredible against the night sky.

The National Treasure Hikone-jo Castle is something else!

Spot Name
Hikone-jo Castle
Best Time for Cherry Blossoms
In general around April 8 each year
Illumination Period
April 1 - April 20 2018
Illumination Times
Admission Fee
Adults ¥600 Elementary & Junior High Students ¥200
Inside Hikone-jo Castle, along the inner moat
From in front of Genkyuen - Omotemon Bashi Bridge - Ootebashi Bridge & Kyobashiguchi