Spring Festival in Himeji Castle – Hyogo

The Himeji Castle which is recognized as a World Heritage Site, during Cherry Blossom season this year, various events will be held. We would like to introduce you some special events and please arrange time to visit them. Those event’s location is just in Castle and surrounding area.

The 31st Himeji Castle Cherry Blossoms viewing Party


With more than 1800 Cherry trees blossom, the Cherry Blossoms Viewing Party will be held from April 2nd in Sannomaru Square – the square in front of Himeji Castle. The beauty of Cherry Trees is in the back and performance of Japanese drum and harp, some local Sake and there is also some Fried Fish Cake for sale.

Himeji Castle Cherry Blossoms Illumination


From April 1st to April 7th, Nishinomaru Garden of Himeji Castle will held an special illumination “Himeji Castle Cherry Blossoms at Night meetings” to light up the cherry trees. The entrance fee to Garden is free. In addition to that, a special 30 minutes - concert will catch your attention from 18:00 pm. Enjoy Cherry Blossom at Night and have a tea ceremony in Koko-en Garden is really enjoyable.


Light up at Koko-en Garden

The 30th Himeji Gourmet Land


The 30th Himeji Gourmet Land will be held at Otemae Park – In the south of Hiemji Castle from April 1st to April 3rd

Beside exhibition and sales in Gourmet Festival, there will be a lot of specialities of Himeji Castle and colorful event stage you can enjoy.


Hina Matsuri – Doll Decoration Festival


At Japan Toy Museum, there will be a Doll Festival until April 17th. Coming here you can enjoy colorful Doll Decoration Festival.

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