Period
April 1 - April 20
Location
Along the inner moat of Hikone Castle
Hikone Castle Cherry Blossom Festival

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.

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Period
Late March to Early May
Location
In a special tent at Konki Children Park
Hikone Castle Town Prosperous Market

This Market is held in May between the Hikone Cherry Blossom Festival and the Golden week. Special Ohmi beef, boiled fish from Lake Biwa, Japanese sweets, pickles, Hikonyan (Hikone Kitty Mascot) goods, etc. are sold at this market, They are all “Made in Hikone” products. Many special products and lunch sets for parties under cherry blossoms are crowdedly arranged here. After enjoyably walking in the full bloom cherry blossoms around the castle, please look for your special souvenir of Hikone in this market.

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