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Kaikoen Garden (小諸城址 懐古園)

 0267220296  Nagano Pref. Komoroshi Tei 311

Kaikoen Garden is a municipal park located on the site of what was formerly Komoro Castle, a castle also known as “Anashiro” (“Castle in a Hole”) because the castle was built on ground at a lower elevation than the nearby castle town. The Garden has been selected for inclusion in Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. A wide range of different cherry tree varieties have been planted in Kaikoen Garden, including Yoshino, hill cherry, double-flowered cherry, and weeping cherry. The best time to view the cherry blossom in the Garden is in mid-April to late April each year. The Komoro-yaebenishidare cherry tree variety with its purplish-red flowers, which is rarely found in Japan outside Komoro, is particularly worth seeing. A “Kaikoen Sakura Festival” is held during the period when the cherry trees are in full bloom; the cherry blossom is illuminated in the evenings, and there are all kinds of special events. Kaikoen Garden is open from 9:00 to 17:00 (these opening hours are extended for the illuminations); the entry charge is 300 yen for adults and 100 yen for elementary school and junior high school students. Toilets, shops, and paid parking. The nearest station is Komoro Station.


Flowering state of cherry blossoms
Starting to Fall
Cherry blossom forecast
Early Apr.-Mid-Apr.
Open throughout the season
Parking Lot
Available (¥ 500/12 hours 213spaces)
Night viewing
Public toilets
Number of trees
Someiyoshino, Yaezakura, Komoroyaebenishidare, Higanzakura, Shidarezakura

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