Night Cherry Blossom Festival in Kinugawa Onsen
(Kinugawa Mangekyo)


A night ‘Sakura Hanami Festival’ nearby Tokyo

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.
We're sure this is happening, but 2024 dates and times are not confirmed.


2024 :  Early April


*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Dates and times have NOT been confirmed with the organizer.


18:00 – 20:30

– Special Events & Programmes –

There will be a special program announced nearer to the time of the Festival

*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.



How to enjoy the Night Cherry Blossom Festival in Kinugawa Onsen

Picturesque scenery
(Insta worthy!)

Fun for a group of friends

Romantic Evening

Girl's Day Out

Fun for the family

Solo Traveler

Traditional Japan

Enjoy 1-3 hours

🌸🌙Enjoy a mystical night under sakura trees in Kinugawa Onsen🌙 🌸

Every year for a week in early April, when the 🌸cherry blossoms are in their full bloom, the sakura trees in Gokoku shrine and the Onsen shrine are 🔦lit up for visitors to experience a 🏮mystical atmosphere and enjoy Japanese 🎵traditional festival ️music as well as traditional performances by local 👘geisha ladies.

This “Night Cherry Blossom Festival” in Kinugawa Onsen is a great opportunity for overseas visitors to experience the authentic local culture and the beauty of the night sakura in the same location.

While you are there, don’t forget to take a dip in the amazing hot springs (onsens) ‘Kinugawa onsen’ ♨️ has to offer as well 😉

What to do near the Night Cherry Blossom Festival in Kinugawa Onsen

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Access (How to get to Night Cherry Blossom Festival in Kinugawa Onsen)

From Tokyo


Kinugawa Onsen Gokoku Shrine


Kinugawa Onsen Gokoku Shrine, 834-45 Taki, Kinugawa Onsen, Nikko city, Tochigi Pref. Japan 321-2526

〒321-2526 日光市鬼怒川温泉滝834-45

By Train

via Limited Express trains from Tobu-Asakusa Station (2hrs 30min)

From Asakusa or Shinjuku, take the Limited Express Revaty ‘Kegon’, ‘Aizu’ ‘Kinu’ or Spacia’ or towards Kinugawa Onsen or Tobu-Nikko. If the train is going towards Tobu-Nikko change at Shimo-imaichi Station in Nikko, and transfer to Tobu-Kinugawa Line bound for Shin-Fujiwara. Alight at Kinugawa Onsen Station and walk 25 minutes to Kinugawa Park or take short bus ride. Or you can alight at Kinugawa-Koen station and walk 15 min.

Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Car

via Imaichi IC on Nikko-Utsunomiya Doro  (2hrs 45min)

Approximately 2 hr 45 min (165 km) via Tohoku Expressway & Utsunomiya-Nikko Doro. It is around 25 minutes from Imaichi IC on the Nikko-Utsunomiya Doro (Toll road). *Only parking for 30 cars onsite.

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event please see the website s or contact the Nikko City Tourism Association Kinugawa-Kawaji Branch directly.

Tel: +81 (0)288-22-1525

Night Cherry Blossom Festival *Kinugawa Mangekyo)   (External Link – English)

By email (tourist office)
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