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[Sakura around Inuyama Castle]

Inuyama Castle in spring overlooking flamboyant events

Many events are held around the Inuyama Castle national treasure, when some 400 sakura trees along the Kiso River bloom one after another. The "elegance boat" for viewing the sakura is available for a limited period on the Kiso River. The boat ride offers a beautiful view of the sakura extending over about 400 m against a backdrop of Inuyama Castle. One of the highlights is the Inuyama Matsuri, which has been held since the Edo period. Thirteen huge floats with karakuri puppets parade the streets lined with sakura to the energetic festival music and the calls of the crowd. The floats gather in the square in front of Inuyama Castle, creating a flamboyant atmosphere. Why not climb up to the top of the castle tower and see this precious spring scene?
Viewing period Sakura: End of March to beginning of April
Date ● Inuyama Matsuri
April 1st and 2nd, 2017
Time 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. (when held in 2016)
Address The whole castle town
Inuyama Castle: 65-2 Kitakoken, Inuyama, Inuyama-shi, Aichi
Phone Inuyama Castle Management Office
+81-568-61-1711 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last admission is 30 minutes before closing time / when held in 2016)
Admission fee Adults 550 yen
Children (elementary school students and junior high school students) 110 yen
Access Take the Meitetsu limited express from "Meitetsu Nagoya Station" close to "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 25 minutes, alight at "Inuyama Station" and walk for approx. 20 minutes.
URL Inuyama Festival Preservation Society
Inuyama Tourist Information (Inuyama City Tourist Association)
* Depending on the weather and natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / article. Viewing periods for flowers / autumn leaves and event schedules are subject to change.
* The above content has been created based on 2016 data.
* The Inuyama Matsuri is scheduled to be held every year on the first Saturday and Sunday of April.

updated on Mar 28, 2017

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