Takato Castle Park’s 2019 bus timetables have been released! You can see the timetables and route map below.
One of Japan’s top three cherry blossom spots, Takato Castle Park is known for its unique Takato Kohigan cherries, whose flowers bloom so thick that they block out the sky. During the day, you can see the reddish-pink blossoms in tandem with the Southern Japanese Alps. At night, illuminations in all the colors of the rainbow. This year, peak bloom is expected between early and mid April. See more information about this year’s cherry blossoms here.
Takato Castle Park Access
Takato Castle Park is located in Ina City in Southern Nagano. It is accessible by bus from JR Chino Station and JR Inashi Station. Get off at JR Bus Takato Station and walk 15 minutes to the park, or take the Hanami loop bus to the park instead.
*For those interested in seeing the illuminations, you will have to take a taxi back to Inashi Station as the last bus from Takato Station leaves at 18:45. For reservations, call the Nagano Multilingual Call Center and have them connect you to Takato Kanko Taxi (0265-72-2151) or Shirakawa Taxi (0265-72-2151).
Takato Castle Park Bus Timetables
|Inashi Station (1)||7:18||7:49||9:00||10:41||11:37||12:31||13:21||14:28||15:43||16:33||18:05||18:43||19:36|
|JR Bus Takato Station||7:39||8:10||9:23||11:04||12:00||12:56||13:44||14:53||16:06||16:56||18:28||19:06||19:59|
|To Inashi Station||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||5th||6th||7th||8th||9th||10th||11th||12th||13th|
|JR Bus Takato Station (2)||6:53||7:30||8:15||9:25||10:30||11:40||12:30||13:30||15:07||15:55||16:47||17:58||18:45|
|Inashi Station (1)||7:16||7:58||8:43||9:51||10:55||12:05||12:55||13:55||15:32||16:20||17:12||18:21||19:08|
|Inashi Station (1)||7:49||9:00||9:35||10:41||11:51||12:31||13:15||14:28||15:57||18:05||18:43|
|JR Bus Takato Station (2)||8:10||9:23||9:58||11:04||12:14||12:54||13:39||14:51||16:20||18:28||19:06|
|To Inashi Station||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||5th*||6th||7th*||8th||9th*||10th||11th|
|JR Bus Takato Station (2)||7:40||9:25||10:38||11:35||12:30||13:30||15:07||15:35||16:47||17:13||18:45|
|Inashi Station (1)||8:01||9:49||11:01||11:58||12:55||13:53||15:32||15:58||17:12||17:36||19:08|
|JR Bus Takato Station (2)||:00||:20||:40|
|No. 2 Parking Lot Entrance||:01||:21||:41|
|Takato Junior High School Higashiguchi||:06||:26||:46|
|Hananooka Koen Entrance||:09||:29||:49|
|Takato Castle Park (3)||:10||:30||:50|
|JR Bus Takato Station (2)||:15||:35||:55|
|Chino Station (4)||9:20||11:35||15:30||17:35|
|JR Bus Takato Station (2)||10:11||12:26||16:21||18:26|
|To Chino Station||1st||2nd||3rd||4th|
|JR Bus Takato Station (2)||8:05||10:30||14:30||16:35|
|Chino Station (4)||8:55||11:20||15:20||17:25|