Nagoya Castle Cherry Blossom Festival

9:00am – 8:00pm
¥500 (on the door)

From March 23 to April 7, Nagoya’s biggest spring festival will be taking place on the grounds of the famous Nagoya Castle.

What happens?

Those who attend can see approximately 900 cherry blossoms in full bloom, both during the day and illuminated at night.

Schedule 2024

On March 24, there will also be some live performances taking place at the Aozora entertainment hall, Ninomaru Square. Part of this will include rakugo, a type of traditional Japanese storytelling performance, performed by master Tsukitei Happo and rapper Lubu Karma.

On March 30 and 31, there will be even more live performances from a bunch of different Japanese artists and groups.

Also, on March 23, 30, and 31, those who visit can also enjoy a good range of food and drinks from some special vendors. From inari sushi to tempura, there is a lot to try.

Other smaller events will be taking place across the grounds of castle till May 6, make sure to check the website to find out more information on these.


Although you can watch the live performances for free, adults will need to pay ¥500 to enter the castle. Junior high school students and younger can enter for free.

How to get to Nagoya Castle Cherry Blossom Festival

For those coming by train, you will need to take the Meijo Line to Nayoga Castle. From here, it is a 5-minute walk.

If you are taking the bus, hop on the Sakae Route 13 bus and get off at Nagoya Castle Main Gate.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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