In APRIL, Go to a Hanami Party in NIIGATA
On about the 2nd weekend in Niigata, you can enjoy the beauty of Niigata's blooming
cherry trees (Sakuraki). You can also enjoy
eating local food such as popoyagi (only in Niigata). The best place to buy this is at Hakusan Shrine (Hakusan Jinja). There are plenty of Japanese Sakura trees in full bloom at this time. Walk along the Shinano
River to see the crowds of people enjoying the weekend, the beautiful tulips, and the cheery blossoms.
Niigata Fact: Niigita's official flower is the Tulip.