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3 Cherry Blossom Locations Loved Across the Nation! Post These on Social Media Using This Cheap Prepaid SIM!

Cherry blossoms are iconic for springtime in Japan! If you visit Japan in the spring, you’ll definitely want to visit Japan’s best cherry blossom viewing locations!
Just for you, we’ll be introducing 3 famous cherry blossom spots from across Japan!
Be sure to post the pictures you take of the beautiful cherry blossoms to social media too!
The cheap prepaid SIM, “YAMADA New Mobile,” sold by the national chain “Yamada Denki,” is cheap and convenient!

※Details on the cheap prepaid SIM “YAMADA New Mobile” are available at the end of the article.

Recommendation #1: Cherry Blossoms at Nara’s Mt. Yoshino

Mt. Yoshino is famous as the #1 place in Japan for cherry blossoms.
The mountain is home to 30,000 cherry trees of around 200 different varieties, and even more trees are planted every year.
The mountain is divided into 4 areas, and the trees bloom in order from bottom to top, so you can enjoy the view for an extended period of time.
There are also events and light-ups of the mountain held during cherry blossom season.
Mt. Yoshino is also registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so we hope you enjoy its natural beauty.

Mt. Yoshino
Mt. Yoshino
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Mt. Yoshino Cherry Blossoms – Basic Information

Viewing Period
Early through late April
Address
Yoshinoyama, Yoshinocho, Yoshinogun, Nara
Access
3 minutes on foot from the Yoshino Line’s Yoshino Station to the Mt. Yoshino Ropeway’s Senbonkuchi Station. Take the ropeway for about 3 minutes, and the destination will be right outside of Mt. Yoshino Station.
Tel
0746-39-9237
Admission
Free
Ropeway Fare
610 yen round trip
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Recommendation #2: Nagano’s Takato Castle Site Park

“Takato Castle Site Park” is a park around the remains of Takato Castle in Nagano Prefecture’s Ina City.
The park home to over 1500 cherry trees of a species unique to the park, called Takato Kohigan Sakura, that bloom into small, deep pink flowers. Thanks to the park’s size and the beauty of the blossoms’ color, the park is famous nation-wide as having the “best cherry blossoms in the world.” It’s also regarded as one of the top three cherry blossom locations in Japan.
Every year the park hosts the “Takato Castle Site Park Cherry Blossom Festival” during cherry blossom season, during which guests can also enjoy light-ups of the area.
Try taking a photo with the snowy Chuo Alps in the background!

Takato Castle Site Park
Takato Castle Site Park
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Takato Castle Site Park Cherry Blossoms – Basic Information

Viewing Period
Early through mid-April
Address
Takatomachihigashitakatoo, Ina City, Nagano
Access
Take the bus for about 25 minutes from JR Inashi Station to Takato Station, then about 15 minutes on foot to destination
Tel
0265-78-4111
Admission
500 yen
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Recommendation #3: Niigata’s Takada Park

Around 4000 cherry trees, like Yoshino cherry trees, bloom in Takada Park.
Of course, the cherry blossoms are beautiful during the day, but this park is particularly famous for its gorgeous view of the cherry blossoms at night.
The combination of an illuminated Takada Castle along with over 3000 paper lamps create a wondrous atmosphere for you to enjoy the cherry blossoms.
Approximately 300 shops and stalls open up every year during the annual “Takada Castle’s 1 Million Visitors Cherry Blossom Festival.”
Enjoy some of Niigata’s delicious offerings while you look at the cherry blossoms!

Takada Park
Takada Park
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Takada Park Cherry Blossoms – Basic Information

Viewing Period
Early through mid-April
Address
44-1 Motoshirocho, Joetsu City, Niigata
Access
15 minutes on foot from Takada Station on the Echigo Tokimeki Railway’s Myoukou Haneuma Line
Tel
025-526-5111
Takada Castle’s 1 Million Visitors Cherry Blossom Festival
April 6th-22nd 2018
Light-Up
Sunset to 21:00 (22:00 during peak season)
Admission
Free

Details on Cheap Prepaid SIM “YAMADA New Mobile”

Lastly, we want to tell you about details of low-priced prepaid SIM; “YAMADA New Mobile” that you will need to upload your pictures while traveling.

We recommend the low-cost YAMADA New Mobile card especially designed for price-sensitive travelers who want Internet access throughout their stay in Japan. This card is offered by major electronic retailer "Yamada Denki". Fast data connectivity is available simply by inserting this exclusive SIM card into compatible devices. (Customers are advised that even though Internet accessible areas are available through Japan's largest communication providers, coverage in tourist spots are subject to the network ranges available).

YAMADA New Mobile
YAMADA New Mobile

There are different types of plans based on the duration of their usage, with the 7-day plan (1,800 yen before tax), 15-day plan (2,800 yen before tax) and the 30-day plan (3,500 yen before tax). For each plan, high-speed data is available at a maximum speed of 225Mbps, up to 200MB per day (*).

* If the amount of high-speed data used in a single day exceeds 200MB, the data speed will be restricted to 200Kbps until 23:59 of that day. This restriction will be released on the following day.

YAMADA New Mobile is also reasonable
YAMADA New Mobile is also reasonable

Where to Purchase Cheap Prepaid SIM “YAMADA New Mobile”

These SIM cards can be purchased at the LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro and Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building as well as in YAMADA Denki stores nationwide.

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【YAMADA Denki LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro】

Address
1-5-7 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo(JR Ikebukuro Station, across from East exit)[MAP]
Open
10:00~22:00
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【YAMADA Denki Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building】

Address
1-41-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (JR Ikebukuro Station, immediate left from East exit)[MAP]
Open
10:00~22:00

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