Lighting of the weeping cherry tree and the garden
20 March – 2 April 2020
Temporary Closure from 28 March through 12 April 2020
*as a preventative measure against COVID-19
*As a preventative measure against COVID-19, this year’s lighting event has been cancelled.
Cherry blossoms at Rikugi-en Garden
This landscaped stroll garden, dating to the 17th century, has a large weeping cherry (“shidare-zakura”) of about 15 meters high and 20 meters in diameter.
Elegant and majestic, it is a symbolic tree of the garden.
During the day the weeping cherry tree shows its graceful figure to please many visitors in the sunshine. By night it is lit up in the blossom season, giving an awesome atmosphere, very different from the day.
Apart from this wonderful tree, there are also some 40 cherry trees, monstly belonging to the somei-yoshino species, which tint the garden in gentle pink.
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