Cherry Blossom Festival in Himeji Castle. Please enter by 8:30 p.m. for night cherry blossom viewing. If it rains, koto and taiko music performances will be postponed to the following day.
Schedule & Key events:
6 p.m.-9 p.m. Night cherry blossom viewing in Nishinomaru Teien Garden
● April 8
11:55 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Koto (Japanese 13-stringed harp) performance in Sannomaru Hiroba
2:45 p.m.-4 p.m. Taiko (Japanese drum) performance in Sannomaru Hiroba
Location: Himeji Castle, Himeji, Hyogo
JR Sanyo Shinkansen Line to Himeji Station, and then walk 20 min.
Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.