Nijo Castle Cherry Blossom Light-Up by NAKED 2024
NAKED FLOWERS 2024 Cherry Blossoms at Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site in Kyoto
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Spring is just a month away in Japan, and with it one of the most anticipated events of the year: the cherry blossom season. The popular cherry blossoms are one of the favorite events of the year for both Japanese and foreigners. The entire country is covered in shades of white and pink. An ephemeral beauty that lasts only a few weeks before disappearing again until next year.
There are different places where you can enjoy the beauty of sakura or cherry blossoms, but one of everyone’s favorites is Kyoto. Japan’s ancient capital, Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist cities in the country, just after Tokyo. And in 2024 there are new attractions waiting!
One of Kyoto’s main attractions is its rich historical heritage, with numerous temples and shrines dating back many years. Although forgotten in many city guides, one of my favorite sites in the city is undoubtedly Nijo Castle. Built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence for the first shogun of Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Nijo Castle offers something different from temples and shrines and has a pretty and photogenic garden. Specially in Spring is one of the most popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto, with 300 wild and cultivated Japanese cherry trees of 50 varieties
In Spring 2024 you can enjoy a new and unique experience, NAKED FLOWERS 2024 Cherry Blossoms at Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site in Kyoto will be held from Friday, March 8 to Sunday, April 7, 2024.
NAKED FLOWERS, by the creative company NAKED, INC. is an interactive art exhibition with a floral motif. This annual event is held at Nijo Castle, one of the most famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto, where beautiful scenery is created by the lush cherry blossoms and Naked art.
Under the theme cherry blossoms and traditional Japanese culture visitors will be able to enjoy a projection mapping of the Karamon Gate, an Important Cultural Property, and various expressions of the nighttime cherry blossoms with all five senses through the fragrant breezes and sounds of Spring.
Moreover, a cherry blossom-centric food and drink menu will also be available. Visitors can enjoy sakura alcohol, drinks, and sweets while viewing the cherry blossoms at night and watching the cherry blossoms projected on the white wall by the projection mapping.
NAKED FLOWERS 2024: Cherry Blossoms at Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site
Venue: Nijo Castle
Access: By bus
Date: March 8 (Friday) to April 7 (Sunday), 2024
Hours: 18:00 ~ 22:00 (last admission 21:00)
Early Bird Ticket
From Monday to Thursday: 1,600 yen for adults/1,000 yen for elementary school students
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 2,000 yen for adults/ 1,400 yen for elementary school students
From Monday to Thursday: 2,000 yen for adults/1,200 yen for elementary school students
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 2,400 yen for adults/ 1,600 yen for elementary school students
Tickets for specific days: March 23 (Sat) and 30 (Sat)
Early-bird discount: 2,400 yen for adults/ 1,800 yen elementary school student
Regular ticket: 2,800 yen for adults/ 2,000 yen elementary school student
*Important: Visitors on March 23 (Sat) and March 30 (Sat) must purchase a “Special Day Ticket” for the specified date. No admission with other tickets.
*There is a limit to the number of tickets on specific days.
*Early-bird tickets are available from 10:00 on February 1 (Thu) to 23:59 on March 7 (Thu).
*Same-day tickets are also available at the venue. However, day-of-performance ticket sales at the venue may be limited.
*Free admission for preschool children.
*Discounts are available for persons with disabilities.
*Tickets are non-refundable and non-amendable except in case of suspension or cancellation by the organizer.
*Admission may be restricted due to congestion.
*Depending on the situation of the waiting line for admission, the reception may be closed before 21:00. In that case, even if you have an admission ticket, you will not be allowed to enter.
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