Cherry Blossom Festival to Take Place at Komoro Castle’s Kaikoen Garden

07.April.2018 | SPOT

The Kaikoen Garden at Komoro Castle was chosen as one of Japan’s 100 most famous cherry blossom spots. Beginning on April 7, 2018 and stretching to April 30, the garden will host the Komoro Castle Kaikoen Cherry Blossom Festival 2018. This year’s announcements on Japan’s peak cherry blossom times are well underway. The festival will serve as the best time to see the flowers in that area.

 

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Komoro Castle’s Kaikoen Garden is at the heart of tourism in Komoro. The castle itself was also selected as one of Japan’s 100 most famous castles. It has stayed the same for 400 years with its giant gates, stone walls and so on, and its garden allows the opportunity to feel the essence of the Edo Period.

 

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Close to 500 cherry trees decorate the garden, including shidarezakura, higanzakura, the multicoloured, vibrantly red Komoro Yaebenishidare unique to Komoro, and of course the Yoshino Cherry. Every year during the bloom season over 60,000 people visit to observe the flowers.

 

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During the festival, paper lanterns will illuminate the night, and the castle tower at castle keep, as well as the stonewalls and elsewhere will also light up (from sunset until 10pm). Gaze at the gorgeous nighttime cherry blossoms. A matcha service will also take place in line with the festival hosted by suited warriors. It is said to be the only place in Japan that does this.

 

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Cosplaying at the garden is also welcomed where you can enjoy taking photos of people dressed up as anime and game characters with the cherry blossoms in the background. How about using the opportunity to cosplay yourself?

 

As well as the various events taking place at Kaikoen, there will also be a bus tour that takes you to sightseeing spots around the city, as well as program where you can learn the process of making miso in the Edo Period at a miso warehouse. Free coupons will also be handed out that can be used at 43 participating shops.

 

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Go to see the cherry blossoms at Komoro Castle’s Kaikoen Garden, just an hour and a half from Tokyo!

 

 

■Information

Komoro Castle Kaikoen Garden Cherry Blossom Festival 2018

Running: April 7, 2018 – April 30, 2018

TEL: 0267-22-0296 (Komoro City Kaikoen Garden Office)

Website: http//www.city.komoro.lg.jp/category/institution/kouen/kaikoen/

 

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    JAPAN JAM 2019

    Date: May 4, 2019 – May 6, 2019
    Venue: Soga Sports Park, Chiba

    Official Website: http://japanjam.jp

     

    6. TOKYO M.A.P.S (Tokyo)

    Another annual Golden Week event―this one since 2008―TOKYO M.A.P.S is a celebration of music, art and performance. The line-up this year features Trio Ohashi, Kitri, Ukigumo and more.

     

    What’s great about this event is that it’s free to attend! Kick back and enjoy the live performances of a line-up of incredible artists in a relaxed environment.

     

    ▶︎INFO

    J-WAVE & Roppongi Hills present TOKYO M.A.P.S ohashi Trio EDITION

    Date: May 5, 2019 – May 6, 2019

    Venue: Roppongi Hills Arena

    Official Website: http://www.tokyomaps.jp

     

    Golden Week is a time for fun and games, so if you’re in Japan, be sure you get to experience one of its many music festivals!

  • Sakanaction Collaborate With Summer Sonic 2019 On All-Night Event

    07.April.2019 | MUSIC

    Bands and artists from around the world are set to perform for their Japanese fans at Summer Sonic 2019 in Tokyo and Osaka from August 16 to 18. The exciting announcements for this year’s festival keep on coming.

     

    This year, Sakanaction are set to hold a special collaboration with the festival’s “MIDNIGHT SONIC” event which runs at the same time as the main festival.

    It has been named NF in MIDNIGHT SONIC and will see rock band headline. More artists are set to be announced in the near future so stay tuned.

     

    It will take place on Saturday August 17 and can be attended by picking up either a Summer Sonic Tokyo 3-Day Ticket, Summer Sonic Tokyo August 17th 1-Day Ticket/Platinum Ticket, or the NF Ticket which will be released soon which enables late-night access only for August 17. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly so don’t miss your chance.

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