Flower viewing is a popular tradition in Japan during the Spring season. Here are some of the list of the flower festivals for 2014 in and around Tokyo.
Tulips and muscari are entering the prime bloom bloom by 4/14 in the Mountain Stream Square. Lavender, poppies, canola are also in bloom.
Address: 3173 Midori-cho Tachikawa City, Tokyo 〒190-0014
Park Hours: Jan – Oct: 9:30 to 17:00 | Nov – Dec: 9:30 to 16:30
Admission: Adult: ¥400 / Child (6-15): ¥80 / over 65: ¥200
Blooming nemophila flowers creates a solid blue hill in “Miharashi-no-Oka”. Over 600 varieties of daffodils and tulips of various colors and kind also adds contrast of light and shadow in the pine forest.
Address: 605-4 Onuma-aza, Mawatari, Hitachinaka-city, Ibaraki 〒312-0012
Telephone: (Park) 029-265-9001 (BBQ Area Reservation) 029-265-9002
Park Hours: Mar 1 – Jul 20; Sep 1 – Oct 31 > 9:30 – 17:00 | Jul 21 – Aug 31 > 9:30 – 18:00 | Nov 1 – Feb 28 > 9:30 – 16:30 *Closed on Mondays
Admission: Adult: ¥400 | Child (7-14): ¥80 | over 65: ¥200
About 400,000 moss phloxes are in full bloom on a hill that is around 1.76 hectares in size. The five-petaled shibazakura flowers bloom in rose, blue, white, pink, or pale lavender-lilac colors.
Address: 6267 Omiya, Chichibu City, Saitama
Website: www.chichibuji.gr.jp (Japanese only)
Park hours: 08:00 – 17:00
The shrine is not only a place to pray but also a great place to view wisteria In Tokyo. Lovely purple wisteria flowers dangled from trellises, which mostly hang around the pond.
Address: 3-6-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo 〒136-0071
Shrine hours: 24 hrs
The Flower Park creates value through exquisite seasonal gardens and one of the prime attractions of this park is its Japanese wisteria. The park features different varieties and colors of wisteria including a 1,000 square meters of massive light pink, purple, and giant wisteria trellises, a large trellis of double-petaled black dragon, and an 80 meter tunnel of white and yellow or Golden chain wisteria.
Address: 607 Hasama Town, Ashikaga City, Tochigi 〒329-4216
Park hours: 7:00 – 17:30 (illumination 17:30 – 21:00)
Admission: Day Pass: Adult ¥1,700 | Child ¥800 / Night Pass: Adult ¥1,400 | Child ¥700
One most popular pink moss or phlox moss (shibazakura) festival in Japan. About 800,000 shibazakura of different colors blooms in a vast field located about three kilometers south of Lake Motosuko in the Fuji Five Lakes area, creates a stunning view with Mt. Fuji in the backdrop on clear days.
Address: 212 Motusu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru Yamanashi
Park hours: 8:00 to 17:00
Admission: Adult ¥520 | Child ¥210
Around 90 varieties of roses will be on display in the Kyu Furukawa Gardens, which is designated as a national place of scenic beauty. The western-style mansion, which is a landmark of the gardens built and designed in the Taisho period by Josiah Conder will be lit up in the evening from May 16 to 25. Musical performances are also available on May 10, 31, and June 7 (12nn & 3pm).
Address: 1-27-39 Nishigahara, Kita, Tokyo
Park hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (May 16-25 until 21:00)
Admission: Adult ¥150 | Child ¥70