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 2025 dates and times are not confirmed.


2024 :  29th March to 7th 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.

Luxury Bus from Utsunomiya

Silk Express
(Direct Bus from JR Utsunomiya Station)

Staying the night in Kinugawa Onsen?  Why not take the Silk Express for a hassle-free journey from JR Utsunomiya station to your hotel in Kinugawa Onsen?  Buses run daily (once a day), so please check the English page. 

Places to STAY in Kinugawa & Kawaji Onsens

Onsen Ryokans (Japanese style inns)

This area is a very popular hot spring destination with many traditional Ryokans that offer rooms for solo travelers and bookings for large groups. Some establishments can also cater to complex food requirements.

Kinugawa Grand Hotel Yumeno toki

Kinugawa Grand Hotel Yume no toki (in Kinugawa Onsen)

Escape the city and indulge in seasonal Kaiseki cuisine, unwind in open-air baths, and relax in a lovely hot spring to experience a calm and memorable stay.

Kinugawa Park Hotel

Deluxe room at Kinugawa Park Hotels

Come and experience tranquility just minutes from Kinugawa Onsen Station. With scenic river views, delicious kaiseki food and amazing hot spring baths, our hotel is great for family vacations and getaways. 

Hotels (Western style)

Although there are more Ryokan-style accommodations in this area, there are also a few 3 to 4-star Western-style Hotels.

Holiday Rental (AIR BNB)

Holiday rentals aer als available in the area.

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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