Bus Timetables for the Takato Castle Park Cherry Blossom Festival

March 27th, 2019

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-Takato BusFare: 520 yen
Period: Weekday ScheduleOriginal Timetable Here
To Takato 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th
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-Takato BusFare: 520 yen
Period: Weekend ScheduleOriginal Timetable Here
To Takato 1st 2nd 3rd* 4th 5th 6th* 7th 8th* 9th 10th 11th
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
Hanami Loop BusFare: 100 yen
Period: Takato Sakura Festival PeriodOriginal Timetable Here
Destination Hourly Schedule*
JR Bus Takato Station (2) :00 :20 :40
No. 2 Parking Lot Entrance :01 :21 :41
Rengeji Temple :02 :22 :42
Takato Junior High School Higashiguchi :06 :26 :46
Loop Hashishita :07 :27 :47
Hananooka Koen Entrance :09 :29 :49
Takato Castle Park (3) :10 :30 :50
Rekishi Hakubutsukan :11 :31 :51
Joshi Koen :13 :33 :53
Takato Honmachi :14 :34 :54
JR Bus Takato Station (2) :15 :35 :55
Chino Station-Takato BusFare: 1,390 yen
Period: April 6 to April 14, 2019Original Timetable Here
To Takato 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
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