Sakura at Takato castle



Takato castle(高遠城址公園のコヒガンザクラ) is one of the 100 best Sakura spots in Japan located in Nagano Pref. There are about 1,500 Sakura Trees that bloom in the middle of April. The kind of Sakura is Kohigan Zakura that has small petals. It is one of the best Cherry Blossom spots in Japan.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.
Admission: 500 yen for adult, 250 yen for under junior.
There is a group discount.
Time: 8:00 to 22:00
Light-up: 18:00 to 22:00

0. at Inashi Station.
1. use a bus to Takatoeki (25 min.)
2. walk (15 min.)


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周围的地图 Sakura at Takato castle


Sakura at Takato castle
Type: Hilltop
Built in: unknown
Class: Ruins

It was used to be the castle of Takato clan, the brunch of Suwa clan.
In 1545, Takeda Shingen defeated and take over this castle. Yamamoto Kansuke and Akiyama Nobutomo extended this castle in 1547. That construction of Kansuke still remains in this castle as Kansuke Kuruwa.
In 1562, Takeda Katsuyori became the lord of Takato Castle.
When Katsuyori became the successor of Takeda clan and moved to Tsutsujigasaki House, Takeda Nobukado, the brother of Shingen, became the lord of this castle.
In 1582, Oda Nobunaga ordered his son Nobutada to attack this castle. Nobutada brought 50,000 of army and surrounded Takato Castle. This castle fought until all soldiers' death. Only soldiers of Takato Castle fought against Nobutada, and lest of Takeda samurai betrayed Katsuyori and Takeda clan.
After the incident at Honnoji, Ieyasu took over this castle and all Shinano.
During the Edo period, Naito clan became the lord of Takato until the end of Edo period.

Today, it is chosen as one of 100 best castle of Japan.

Taiko Yagura
... is a keep with the drum. During the Edo Period, a drum was the time chime for this area.