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Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival [Fukuoka Castle Ruins, Maizuru Park] The cherry blossoms of over 1000 sakura trees at the historic Fukuoka Castle Ruins are illuminated.

at 2018/03/22
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March 24 (Sat) – April 8 (Sun), 2018
■ Information Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
■ Light-up Hours: 18:00 – 22:00

* The festival period is brought forward due to early blooming of cherry blossoms: March 24 (Sat) – April 8 (Sun), 2018
* Please see updated information at the official website of Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival.
* The various events are held from March 28 (Wed), 2018.

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In the spring, over 1000 cherry trees boast cherry blossoms in Maizuru Park.

It is said that the original domain lord of Fukuoka Domain, Kuroda Kanbei named this land where he built the castle as “Fukuoka” taking his ancestors’ land of Bizen-Fukuoka (Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture).

The thought of Kanbei who wished for the prosperity of Fukuoka and a 400-year-old history of Fukuoka Castle will be expressed through lighting up the castle walls and full-bloomed cherry blossoms in this lovely spring season.

■ Lighting-up Ceremony
March 24 (Sat), 18:20 – (tentatively) Venue: Kaminohashi-gomon

 
■ Special Pay Lighting Zone
Three locations: Super Dry Shunrei Karakuchi (Asahi Beer) presents; Sakura-en (Tenshu-dai)/ Tamon-yagura/ Otakayashiki-ato

Otakayashiki-ato and Tamon-yagura are usually closed for the public at night, but will be opened specially for the festival. The space combined with glamorous sights of cherry blossoms at night, bamboo lights, sounds and such takes you to a dream world.

*Sakura-en in a surrounding area of Tenshudai (raised castle foundation)

Schedule: March 24 (Sat) – April 8 (Sun), 18:00 – 22:00 (last entry: 21:45)
* March 24 (Sat) only, 19:00 –

Venue: Super Dry Shunrei Karakuchi (Asahi Beer) presents; Sakura-en (Tenshu-dai)/ Tamon-yagura/ Otakayashiki-ato

Entry fee: 300 yen/ person/ location, Set of 3 locations: 600 yen/ person


[Other events]
– Sakura Gourmet Food Stalls: March 28 – April 8, 11:00 – 22:00
– Fukuoka Castle/ Korokan Stamp Rally (collecting series of stamps): March 28 – April 8
– Sakura Kodomo Yuenchi (* Fee-based fun park for children): March 28 – April 8, on weekdays: 12:00 – 17:00, Sat/Sun: 10:00 – 17:00
– Sakura Daidogei Park (street performance): March 29 – April 8

Other than above stated events, there are a lot more day and night during the festival!
Please see the official website for more information!

Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival official website
Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival official twitter
Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival official facebook


At Sakura Festival, “Fukuoka Castle Marugoto Musuem” will be held as well and many art works are displayed from March 30 (Fri), 2018 at crowded Fukuoka Castle Ruins.
 
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INFORMATION
●Dates held:
 March 24 (Sat) – April 8 (Sun), 2018
 - Information Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
 - Light-up Hours: 18:00 – 22:00
 * The various events are held from March 28 (Wed), 2018.

●Venue:
 Fukuoka Castle Ruins (Maizuru Park) Jonai, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City

●Access:
【By Nishitetsu Bus】
5 to 8 min. walk from “Fukuoka-jo/ Korokan-mae”, “Fukuoka-shi Bijyutsukan Higashi-guchi”, or “Otemon/ Heiwadai Rikujokyogijo-iriguchi” 
【By Subway】
10 min. walk from “Akasaka 3-chome”
*Please use the public transportation due to the congestion of the traffic around the event venue when coming to the festival.

URL
http://saku-hana.jp/lang/en.html