The cherry blossoms in Matsumoto have started blooming. Hooray!
Here is the schedule of cherry blossom-related events:
◆ Hikari no Kairou
“Hikari no Kairou” means “Illuminated cherry blossom corridor”. We walked under the lit up cherry blossoms last spring together, and it was very romantic and beautiful. This spring, the project team lit up two areas around Matsumoto castle and displayed 26 hand-made paper shade lamps on Daimyocho-street.
If you have a chance to walk around Matsumoto castle and its surroundings, please take the time to feel a wonderful Japanese spring moment!
Date and Time:Tuesday, April 7th to Thursday, April 16th
6pm to 10pm
1) Illuminated cherry blossoms at Matsumoto castle
Cherry blossoms on the north and east sides will be lit up.
2) Illuminated cherry blossoms along the Metoba river
Cherry blossoms along the Metoba river between Metoba and Chitose bridges will be lit up.
3) Andon (hand-made paper shade lamp) gallery
26 beautiful lamps will be displayed on Daimyocho-street between Matsumoto castle and Chitose bridge.
◆ Cherry Blossoms by Moonlight at Matsumoto Castle
Date and Time: Thursday, April 9th to Thursday, April 16th
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Event details are in our previous blog entry.
This is a blog for foreigners in Japan from all over the world, so here is some extra advice for our visitors.
1. Bring a shirt/jacket/sweatshirt since it is still cold at night in Matsumoto.
2. Taking nice pictures in the dark is hard. If you have a tripod, it will help you immensely!
＊All beautiful pictures on this page are provided by Matsumoto Castle illuminated cherry blossom corridor project committee. Thank you very much.