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.
TIME & SCHEDULE
18:00 – 20:30
– Special Events & Programmes –
There will be a special program announced nearer to the time of the Festival
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 😉
Kinugawa Onsen Gokoku Shrine
Kinugawa Onsen Gokoku Shrine, 834-45 Taki, Kinugawa Onsen, Nikko city, Tochigi Pref. Japan 321-2526
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.
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.