The Himeji Castle Cherry Blossoms Viewing Festival is a seasonal highlight of Himeji in the Spring. It is held every year in early April at Sannomaru Square in Himeji Castle, which ranks among the top 100 cherry blossom spots in Japan. On the special stage, you can enjoy the performances of traditional music featuring Japanese koto and bold Japanese drums. You can also enjoy the seasonal tastes of tea ceremonies, local sake, Himeji oden and fried kamaboko. The World Heritage Site of Himeji Castle combined with the blossoming cherry blossoms complement each other in this beautiful Spring festival.