Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing at Ueno Park, Hirosaki Park, and Takada Park
This video, titled "4K Japan's Top 3 Nighttime Cherry Blossom Spots｜Ueno Park｜Hirosaki Park｜Takada Park｜Famous Nighttime Cherry Blossom Locations｜Sakura｜Hanami｜Cherry Blossom Evening" (4K 日本三大夜桜 上野公園 弘前公園 高田公園 Top３ Night cherry Blossom 夜桜の名所 sakura hanami 花見 Cherry blossom evening), was uploaded by "Discover Nippon."
The video features plenty of beautiful 4K images showing the fantastic scenery of Ueno Park, Hirosaki Park, and Takada Park, which are known as the Top 3 Nighttime Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan.
This article provides sightseeing information on the nighttime cherry blossom events in Ueno Park, Hirosaki Park, and Takada Park.
First, be sure to check out the video to enjoy the fantastic views of the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom.
After seeing this you'll definitely want to visit these spots in person!
Cherry Blossom Viewing at Tokyo's Ueno Park
Photo：Cherry blossoms at night in Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo
Ueno Park, introduced at 0:19 in the video, is located in Taito, Tokyo, and is the first urban park in Japan, making it a place with a long history.
Officially named "Ueno Onshi Park," Ueno Park has been selected as one of the "Top 100 Historical Parks in Japan" and is also home to Ueno Zoo, museums, and art galleries, and cafes such as Starbucks.
The park has also been selected as one of "Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots" and attracts a total of nearly 3.3 million visitors during the cherry blossom viewing season when all sorts of vendors and food stalls line its paths.
In Ueno Park, there are approximately 800 cherry trees of 50 species, and visitors can enjoy cherry blossom viewing for around two full months.
The most popular cherry blossom viewing spots are Sakura-dori (さくら通り), Shinobazu Pond (不忍池), and Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple, an Important Cultural Property.
The duration of Ueno Park's "Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival" is determined by the bloom forecast for each year.
During the festival, 800 "bonbori" (Japanese paper lamps) will be lit to create a fantastic illuminated scene.
Ueno Park is just a two-minute walk from Ueno Station on all lines, and a one-minute walk from Keisei Ueno Station off the Keisei Main Line.
Cherry Blossom Viewing at Aomori's Hirosaki Park
Photo：Cherry blossoms at night at Hirosaki Park, Hirosaki, Aomori
Hirosaki Park, located in Hirosaki, Aomori, is introduced at 3:02 in the video.
The highlights of Hirosaki Park include Hirosaki Castle's castle tower and the three turrets, which have been designated as Important Cultural Properties by the government of Japan.
Hirosaki Park has some 2,600 cherry trees of 52 varieties that bloom each year.
The most famous cherry tree is the weeping weeping cherry, which was planted in 1914.
During the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival, depending on the blooming conditions, visitors can expect to enjoy cherry blossoms at night.
There is also a reservation-only "cherry blossom viewing party," which is popular because it allows visitors to enjoy Tsugaru's local cuisine while viewing the cherry blossoms.
It's a 20-minute walk from JR Hirosaki Station, and there is a parking lot nearby.
Cherry Blossom Viewing at Takada Park in Niigata
Photo：Cherry blossoms at night at Takada Castle Site Park, Joetsu, Niigata
At 5:19 in the video, Takada Park is introduced.
As of April 1, 2020, the name of this park was changed to "Takada Castle Site Park" (高田城址公園).
Takada Castle Site Park (Takada Park) in Joetsu, Niigata, is a large 124-acre park that includes the restored three-story turret of Takada Castle, the Municipal Museum (renovated into a Museum of History), and sports facilities.
You can also check out live cameras of Takada Castle Site Park on the "Gurutto Shinetsu" (ぐるっと信越, ※Japanese only) website.
In addition to cherry blossoms, the park is also famous for its beautiful lotus flowers.
The "Takada Castle Site Park Cherry Blossom Festival" (高田城址公園観桜会) is held from April 1 to 15 every year, and various cherry blossom-related events such as the "Takada Castle Million-man Viewing Party" (高田城百万人観桜会) are held during the blooming period.
To get to Takada Castle Site Park, it is a 10-minute drive from Joetsu Myoko Station off the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line. A parking lot is available.
Summary of the Top 3 Nighttime Cherry Blossom Spots of Japan!
This video introduces the Top 3 Nighttime Cherry Blossom Spots of Japan.
Enjoy the spectacular nighttime views of cherry blossoms lit up and glowing beautiful shades of pink.
Be sure to check out these locations during the next cherry blossom season!
【Official Website】Ueno Park/Ueno Onshi Park Official Website - Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Bureau of Construction
【Official Website】Hirosaki Park