Each year, the Muramatsu Park Cherry Blossom Festival showcases the beauty of spring in Niigata Prefecture. The park has been designated as one of Japan's Top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots, and there are several thousand cherry trees on the grounds to marvel at. In typical years, the festival also includes a range of food vendors where visitors can grab a bite to eat.
Like all flower events, the dates can fluctuate from year to year depending on blooming conditions. Plan for around the mid-April timeframe, but do check the official event website for a confirmation closer to spring.