The main Spring event for our onsen town Togura-Kamiyamada and the greater Chikuma City area is the Mori “Apricot Village” Apricot Blossom Festival. The dates for the 2013 edition have been announced as follows:
58th Annual Mori Apricot Blossom Festival April 6th-21st 2013.
Anzu-no-Sato Sketch Park Light Up will be April 12th-14th from 6-9pm.
And, a bit of big news: Japan’s Emperor is reportedly planning on coming to see the blossoms this year. Actual date will depend on the timing of the blossoms. As soon as information is released, we will announce it here on the blog.
So if you’ve been thinking about coming to see Mori’s apricot blossoms, perhaps this is the year to do it — with no less than the Emperor of Japan coming!
Mori Apricot Village is 12km from our onsen town Togura-Kamiyamada, approx. 25 minutes by car. Train access is via Yashiro Station on the Shinano Railway line.