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Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Shiga, Wakayama, Check out event schedules, hidden events, local and traditional festivals in the Kansai area.

Feb 8 – Mar 31 all-day Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine
Kitano-Tenman-gu Shrine grounds offer you to 50 kinds of 2000 plum tree blossoms. You can enjoy walking through the plum grove paths inside the plum garden and have some tea on the stools while admiring the blossoms. They look beautiful when they are in full bloom and the Plum’s sweet smell comes from the colorful…
Mar 18 – May 6 all-day Kodai-ji Temple
From mid-March to early May each year, Kodai-ji temple‘s stages are lit up with special illumination at night.  Its beautiful gardens and weeping cherry trees create magical atmosphre. Hours : 17:00 to 22:00 every nights during the period. Access : 15-minute walk from Keihan Gojo stationShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click…
Mar 20 – Apr 14 all-day Expo Park
Expo park is well-known as a place for viewing cherry blossoms, featuring around 5000 cherry trees. During the cherry blossoms season, the park holds special sakura festival events, which included a large open air craft market, food stalls and live performances. The park also illuminates many of the trees. Hours : 9:30 to 21:00 illumination…
Mar 21 – Apr 14 all-day Nijo Castle
Within the castle’s grounds, there are approximetaly 400 cherry trees of late blooming varieties in a cherry orchard. The special night illumination is on during the bloom. illumination :  18:00 to 21:30 during the period Admission : 600 yen (Free entry for people in Japanese Kimono) Access : Nijo-mae station on the Kyoto subway Tozai…
Mar 21 – Apr 7 all-day Wakayama Castle Park
Wakayama Castle, a majestic symbol, is located very close to Wakayama city center and surrounded by Wakayama-koen Park. From late March to early April, roughly 600 cherry trees turn the park into a sea of light pink. The trees at Wakayama Castle are lit up at night, creating truly magical and exceptional scenery. Access : 20-minute walk…
Mar 23 – Apr 14 all-day Ninomaru Garden
Enjoy approx. 300 cherry trees in Nishinomaru garden at night with the illuminated Osaka Castle donjon. The scenery of the castle tower risen up over the cherry trees is truly beautiful. Hours : 9:00 to 21:00 : Lit up 18:00 to 21:00 during the period. Admission : 350 yen  Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens…
Mar 24 – Apr 7 all-day Koriyama Castle
Koriyama Castle’s ruins are famous for cherry blossom viewing spot.  Oshiro Matsuri festival held during the season attracts visitors with cherry blossoms, and various events including the goldfish exhibition. Weeping cherry hanging down along the moat is very beautiful. They are lit up with lanterns at night making a magical atmosphere.   Lit-up : 18:00…
Mar 28 – Apr 6 all-day Uchiagegawachisui Ryokuchi Park
About 200 cherry trees in the park will be lit up with special LED to create a magical atmosphere. Those beautifuly lit up cherry blossom reflected on the surface of the pond is a breathtaking view.  It’s a good spot for admiring, photography.   There are also some food stands during the event, you can…
Mar 29 – Apr 7 all-day gion shirakawa
Cherry blossoms lined on the Gion Shirakawa dori, one of the Kyoto’s iconic street will be lit up to create a fantastic atmospere.  It will be very special to stroll along the Shirakawa river with illuminated cherry blossom, under the moonlight. Lit-up : 18:00 to 22:00 during the period Location : Gion ShirakawaShare this:Click to…
Mar 29 – Apr 14 all-day shogunzuka
Seiryuden, a large wooden structure on the mountaintop of Higashiyama, Kyoto offers spectacular panoramic views over the city of Kyoto below.  In spring, visitors can enjoy a fantastic view of lit-up cherry blossom in the night. Location : Seiryuden Lit-up : 17:00 to 21:30 Admission : 500 yenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new…
Mar 29 – Apr 7 all-day Shoren-in monzeki temple
Shoren-in Temple’s beautiful gardens make a mysterious atmosphere at night. Visitors can enjoy strolling the path along 4 beautiful gardens, and all the wooden buildings are nicely lit up. Lit-up : 18:00 to 22:00 Admission : 800 yenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click…
Mar 30 – Apr 14 all-day Tatsuno Park
Tatsuno park is one of the best place to celebrate the arrival of spring. There will be a parade of samurai warriors, a tea ceremony, food stalls during the festival. Lit-up : 18:00 to 21:00 Access : From JR Himeji station to Hon-Tatsuno station on the JR Kishin line ,then 25-min walk to the park…
Apr 1 – Apr 20 all-day Hikone castle
You can enjoy the magnificent view of about 1,200 cherry blossoms all in bloom on the ground of Hikone Castle. The cherry trees along the inner moat are lit up at night and the blossom reflecting on the water is breathtaking. Access : 15-minute walk from Hikone station on the JR Biwako Line. Lit up…
Apr 3 – Apr 7 all-day Himeji castle
Nishinomaru garden at night with the special illuminated cherry trees. The scenery of the striking white castle and the cherry trees is truly beautiful. Lit up : 18:00 to 21:00 during the period. Access :  15mins walk from JR Himeji station on the JR Sanyo line.  Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click…