Hikone Castle Cherry Blossom Festival
- April 1 - April 20
- Along the inner moat of Hikone Castle
In spring, about 1,200 cherry trees bloom around Hikone Castle, and the Castle has its most beautiful season in the year.
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom around April 8 each year, so in early April many people enjoy the cherry blossoms even at night.
During the period, the areas along the inner moat of Hikone Castle: Genkyu-en, Front Gate, Otebashi Bridge, and Kyobashi Bridge are lighted up.