- (c) Niigata Photo Library/a.collectionRF /amanaimages 490-0
- (c) TAKASHI NISHIKAWA/a.collectionRF /amanaimages 490-1
- (c) Niigata Photo Library/a.collectionRF /amanaimages 490-2
- (c) Aoi Ishikawa /amanaimages 490-3
In the center of Joetsu City in Niigata Prefecture, Takada Park is located on the site of Takada Castle, which was constructed during the Edo Period. About 4,000 sakura (cherry blossom) trees are planted along the vast inner and outer moats. At night, the sakura trees and the three-story watch tower are lit up with paper lanterns, and the light reflects on the moat’s surface, making this park one of Japan’s top three spots for night sakura viewing.