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Events/Festivals in April , 2018

Nabana no Sato Illumination
Dates:
14/10/2017  -  6/5/2018

Nabana no Sato was built with the idea of “a small dreamlike village along the Nagara River” in mind. The park, with a pond in its center, is lit up at night, and the area boasts one of the largest scale illuminations in Japan.

The Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival - Tokyo
Dates:
20/3/2018  -  9/4/2018

Every spring, gaggles of residents and tourists alike flock to Ueno Park to admire the beauty that is the cherry blossom. With over 1,200 cherry trees, Ueno Park prides itself as being one of Tokyo’s most popular spots for hanami, or cherry blossom viewing.

Fukuoka Castle Cherry Blossom Festival
Dates:
30/3/2018  -  8/4/2018

Every year a grand cherry blossom festival is held in Fukuoka City’s Maizuru Park, where around 1000 cherry trees bloom beautifully in the spring.
Fukuoka Castle, with a history of over 400 years, also stands in the park’s grounds. (The castle is sometimes also referred to as Maizuru Castle.)
During the cherry blossom festival, the park is packed with people coming to look at the flowers, all the way into the night!

Tokyo’s Rikugi-en – Illumination of Weeping Cherry Blossoms and Daimyo Teien
Dates:
21/3/2018  -  5/4/2018

Rikugi-en is one of Japan’s Nationally Designated Places of Scenic Beauty. This traditional Japanese garden was built by Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, favored retainer of shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi.
The spring event “Illumination of Weeping Cherry Blossoms and Daimyo Teien” will once again be held this year.
During the event period, the garden will stay open until 21:00 instead of the usual 17:00.