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Japan Sakura at Lauriston Castle

Join us at Lauriston Castle over 2 weekends for the return of the Japan Sakura in Scotland festival on 20th/21st and 27th/28th April.

Japan Sakura at Lauriston Castle

About Japan Sakura at Lauriston Castle

Celebrate the blossom in our beautiful Japanese Garden.

After a successful event last year, Japan Sakura in Scotland are returning for another 2 weekends of fun at Lauriston Castle. See the beautiful set of dolls for Doll's Day, Hinamatsuri. Try on a Kimono and take your photo under the breathtaking cherry blossom in the Japanese Garden. Learn to make some lovely origami creatures to amaze your friends and family. Free events but some events will have timed tickets to book in advance.

Japan Sakura in Scotland. By the community. For the community. For everyone.

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