In spring it is the time for the cherry blossom viewing. In April every year, the event called “Oka Castle Cherry Blossom Festival” is held、and the parade of Daimyo and samurai clad in armor is held.
It is recommended to visit during late March to the early April.
In the spring of Oka Castle, the cherry trees are in full bloom drawing the beautiful contrast with the stone walls. In April “Oka Castle Cherry Blossom Festival” is held, and it sends the Daimyogyoretsu or regional lord's procession to the castle town.
It is recommended to visit there from late March to the early April.
[Okajou Sakura Matsuri]
In summer, we can enjoy the view of the beautiful mountains with the abundant green and the stone walls shining in the blue sky. The fresh green scent carried by the breeze of the early summer gives visitors energy.
It is recommended to visit there from the early March to September.
The greenery is spread within the castle in summer time. Every year in the early September, the festival called “Zejinnosai” begins at the Oka Shrine in the castle town, and we can see the illusion of the castle tower.
In autumn, the bright red leaves color the inside of the castle. The section where with the spread of the fallen leaves looks like a crimson carpet.
It is recommended to visit there from the middle of November to the late November.
In fall, the bright red leaves dye inside the castle. It is the magnificent view of the contrast with the stone walls covered with moss and yellow leaves. Annually, in the middle of November every time, the festival called “Taketa Bamboo Lantern Chikuraku” is held in the castle town.
Winter, when we can see the most beautiful stone walls in a year. Possibly the white snow fall down on the stone walls can be seen by us.
It is recommended to visit there from December to the early February
Winter when we can see the most beautiful stone walls in a year. Why don’t we think of the castle tower of the good old days?
Every year it is also recommended to visit there in the middle of February matching with “The Doll Festival (Hinamatsuri) of Oka domain”.
[Okajou Jouka Hinamatsuri]