"Takatō jōshi Kōen (高遠城址公園 / Castle Ruin Park)" is a park in Ina City, Nagano Prefecture, "It is famous for cherry blossoms to be blooming enough to be told that it is "天下第一 (Japan no.1)". About 1500 cherry blossoms are in full bloom in early to mid April, and many sightseeing buses and families will visit.
From Takatō station (高遠駅) bus stop, go down the slope and aim for the park.
Although it is not a very beautiful picture, we are glad if it becomes a reference for your sightseeing.
Traffic light "高遠城址公園下". The area above this is "Takatō joshi Koen (高遠城址公園)".
The park is on the hill. Therefore, it is necessary to climb a long staircase.
This slope is called "自分坂 (your own slope)".
This slope will arrive in about 10 minutes.
"Ina-shi Takatō-machi (伊那市高遠町)" seen from the hill.
First there is the 'San no maru area (三の丸)'.
Former Ro-mon Gate (楼門).
A stone wall in the 'San no maru area (三の丸)'.
A sightseeing bus will arrive one after another.
These are few part of many 'Takatō jōshi Kōen (高遠城址公園)' photos.
Parking lot for large car.
* The car parking lot of the general car is on the upper side.
'San no maru area (三の丸)'.
The road to the 'Honmaru area (本丸 / north gate)'.
On the weekend, traffic jams very much from the morning.
Because a way is small, let's walk looking ahead well.
This is the North Gate (北ゲート) entrance.
we will glad you when refered in sight-seeing.
It will take more than 30 minutes from the 'Takatō station (高遠駅)' to get to the main area.
Let's buy an admission ticket of 500 yen at the management office.
There are too many cherry blossoms so you may not be able to take pictures well.
This is a very famous "Ounkyō Bridge (桜雲橋)".
"Ounkyō Bridge (桜雲橋)" is very crowded.
The area below from "Ounkyō Bridge (桜雲橋)".
photographed on 9 Apr. 2016.
This park is full of cherry blossoms!
We can still see a lot of cherry blossoms!
Honomaru, Ninomaru, south gate is also amazing!
[NAGANO] Takatō jōshi Kōen (高遠城址公園)
- Address : 2300-1, Takatōmachi higashitakatoo, Ina-shi, Nagano
- Phone : 0265-94-2551
- Time ： 8:00am - 17:00 (full bloom season 6:00am - 22:00)
- Admission fee : Adults 500 yen, elementary and junior high school students 250 yen
- Access : From JR-Line "Inashi station (伊那市駅)"... take JR Bus "高遠方面行き" 25 minutes, get off at "高遠駅" bus stop, 15-minute walk.
高遠城址公園案内図 (Park MAP) *Japanese