Takato Castle Ruins: Famous Cherry Blossom Spot
In 1876 a local samurai dug up cherry trees from Sakura-no-baba and planted them in the park. Sakura-no-baba was a stable located under Takato Castle that samurai used to train their horses. The samurai planted the large cherry trees that lined the sides of the stable in the park.
The cherry trees planted here became the forebearers of the current cherry trees in Takato Castle Ruins Park. Today, there are about 1,500 cherry trees planted around the castle ruins. Twenty trees are more than 130 years old, and around 500 trees are estimated to be over 50 years old.
In 1960, Takato Joshi Park was designated a natural monument by Nagano Prefecture as the Kohigan Cherry Blossom Forest of Takato.
|Address||Takatomachi Higashitakato, Ina, Nagano 396-0213
From Nagoya Station, take the JR Chuo Line and ride the Limited Express Shinano No. 7 bound for Nagano to Shiojiri Station.
Open 24 hours
Open all year round
Cherry Blossom Festival (April 1 to April 30)
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