Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Takaoka Castle Park (Toyama)
The park hosts a cherry blossom festival when the somei yoshino are in full bloom, with 400 lanterns illuminating the yozakura. The park boasts 18 sakura varieties and is particularly famous for its koshinohigan, whose flowers are a slightly deeper pink than somei yoshino. A new variety with rounded petals was discovered in 2009 and was named takaoka koshinohigan.
Takaoka Castle Park (Toyama)
- Varieties: Somei yoshino, koshinohigan, etc.
- No. of trees: 1,800
- When: Early to mid-April
- Hours: Open 24 hrs.
- Admission: Free
- Address: 1-9 Kojō, Takaoka-shi, Toyama
- Website: Takaoka City Tourism Association Institute
Nearby hanami site
Near Takaoka Castle Park
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Takaoka City.)