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  2. Nagano Prefecture
  3. Nagano
  4. Day Trips

5-Day Only Event: Takato Castle Park Cherry Blossom Tour

Product ID: 268987
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Visit Takato Castle Park, widely regarded as one of Japan's top cherry blossom-viewing sights. Experience the stunning spring bloom on this memorable one-day tour.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Takato Castle Park – one of Japan’s top 3 cherry blossom-viewing spots
  • Experience ‘hanami’ (flower viewing) as you wander under a canopy of an estimated 1500 Kohigan trees
  • Explore Matsumoto Castle, one of the last remaining original castles in Japan
  • Enjoy the castle’s Cherry Blossom Festival
Full description
Choose this tour for a convenient and fun way to enjoy of one of Japan’s most famous blossom-viewing spots in combination with one of the last remaining Japanese castles.

Starting from JR Nagano Station, this one-day tour transports you to Takato Castle Park – heralded as one of the top 3 blossom-viewing spots in all of Japan. Located on the ruins of Takato Castle, the park was first opened to the public in 1875 and now boasts an estimated 1500 cherry blossom trees – forecast to be in full bloom on the day of the tour. Located on the top of a hill, the Park affords a beautiful view of the snow-capped Northern Alps and promises to be a highlight of your visit to Japan.

This tour also includes a stop at Matsumoto Castle, a registered National Treasure. Built approximately 400 years ago, Matsumoto Castle is known for its aesthetic beauty and towering 6-story construction. Your guide will accompany you into the castle grounds, where you can enjoy the evening illuminations of the surrounding trees and traditional music performances that mark the castle’s cherry blossom festival. A traditional Japanese lunch is also included in this tour package.
Includes
  • Transportation from Nagano to and between all listed activities/attractions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance to Takato Castle Park
  • Entrance to Matsumoto Castle grounds
What’s Not Included
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Bullet train tickets

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point is right in front of the Bullet train entrance/exit at the Information Board; Nagano Station.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear suitable shoes and clothing for an outdoor tour in spring
• This tour is scheduled to coincide with the peak bloom at Takato Joshi Park however the supplier cannot guarantee the condition of the blossoms on the day of the tour. In case of bad conditions and to ensure a full Cherry Blossom viewing experience, supplier may have
to change the site to Joetsu Park, Ueada Castle, or Suzaka Garyu Park
• Infants (0-5) are free of charge
• Arrival times are estimates and can be affected by traffic
• The tour application deadline is 1 day before the tour date at 5:00PM
Organized by

Machinovate Japan Ltd.

Product ID: 268987