Castles and cherry blossoms - it's hard to name a more iconic Japanese duo. Atami Castle is unique in that it's not a historic castle - it was built in 1959 as a tourist attraction - but it doesn't lessen the beauty of the surrounding area. The grounds are packed with plenty of cherry trees, making it the perfect spot for a sakura festival!
Alongside the trees in all their blossoming glory, there will be plenty of stalls selling a range of eats and drinks. The trees will also be illuminated for guests attending after dark.
Admission to the festival itself is free, but bring some yen if you want to take part in a castle tour or grab some food.