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[Sakura in Sunpu Castle Park, on the ruins of Ieyasu Tokugawa's Castle]

Never mind about the 450 sakura trees - the "Ogosho Hanami Gyoretsu" is a must-see!

The park is built on the ruins of Sunpu Castle, where Lord Ieyasu spent the final years of his life, and is a well-known for sakura destination. In an average year from the end of March, the approximately 450 somei-yoshino sakura trees planted in the park and along the banks of the moat burst into blossom proudly, and crowds of visitors flock to enjoy hanami. The sakura are lit up at night. Sakura aside, there's one more unmissable sight to see here. If you walk around the moat you'll be treated to the magical sight of a "hanaikada", or "flower raft", created as the sakura blossom petals flutter down from the trees, settle on the surface of the water and drift elegantly round.
Viewing period End of March to beginning of April
Date ● Shizuoka Festival (Planned)
Period April 7th to 9th, 2017

● Illuminations (planned)
End of March to beginning of April, 2017
Time Sunset to 10:00 p.m. (Illuminations)
* Subject to change depending on flowering periods.
Address 1 Sunpujokoen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka
Phone Shizuoka Convention and Visitors Bureau
+81-54-251-5880 (Japanese only)
Access Approx. 15-minute walk from the north exit of "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
Shizuoka City
* The illuminations are of light-sensor type, so the time they light up may change depending on the weather of the day.
* 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.

updated on Mar 28, 2017

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