Japan Flower Festival 2018

The spring season in Japan means it is the time for flower viewing. Here are some of the flower festivals held in the country.

Hitachi Seaside Park Flowering 2015Hitachi Seaside Park Flowering 2018
March 24 to May 18, 2018

The 190 hectares park features variety of plants and flowers all year round making it a good destination not only during spring but the rest of the seasons.

DaffodilSuisen Fantasy (late March to mid April)
About 1 million narcissus flowers of over 600 varieties bloom over a hectare of land creating a colorful, enchanted, and sweet-smelling setting under the pinewoods.

Tulip World (mid to late April)
As soon as the narcissus flowers fade, around 280,000 tulips of about 220 varieties will color the “Tamago no Mori” or “Forest Flower Garden of eggs”. The colorful tulip flowers will surely appeal and warm the visitors hearts.

Nemophila Harmony (late April to mid May)
The blossoming of the nemophilias is the climax of the Spring Flower Sequence, when about 4.5 million blue nemophilas bloom over the 3.5 hectare “Miharashi No Oka” hill creating a stunning light blue carpet under the the blue sky.

Address: 605-4 Onuma-aza, Mawatari, Hitachinaka-city, Ibaraki 〒312-0012
Contact: Hitachi Seaside Park Office | ☎029-265-9001
Website: en.hitachikaihin.jp
Park hours: 9:30 to 17:00
Admission: Adult ¥410 | Seniors ¥210 | Child ¥80


 

Ashikaga’s Great Wisteria Festival 2018
April 14 to May 20, 2018

Various colors of wisteria, including the 150 years old Great Wisteria, bloom from pale red, purple, white to yellow which allows visitors to enjoy the wisterias for about one full month.

Address: 07 Hasama-cho, Ashikaga city, Tochigi Prefecture 〒329-4216
Contact: Ashikaga Flower Park | ☎0284-91-4939
Website: www.ashikaga.co.jp
Park hours: All year: 9:00 to 18:00 | Winter Season: 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: Adult ¥1,300 | Child ¥700

 


 

Showakinen Park Flower Festival 2018
March 24 to May 27, 2018

The 163 hectares park located in Tachikawa provides visitors with a wide variety of flowers and trees from season to season. It is specially famous for its flower festival when the flowers create a colorful carpet like landscape.

Address: 3173 Midori-cho Tachikawa City, Tokyo 〒190-0014
Contact: Showa Administration Center | ☎042-528-175
Website: www.showakinen-koen.jp
Park hours: Jan – Oct: 9:30 to 17:00 | Nov – Dec: 9:30 to 16:30
Admission: Adult ¥410 | Seniors ¥210 | Child ¥80

 


 

Fuji Shibazakura Festival
April 14 to May 27, 2018

The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (富士芝桜まつり, Fuji Shibazakura Matsuri) is one of the most popular event in Japan. About 800,000 moss phlox blooms in a vast field, about three kilometers south of Lake Motosuko in the Fuji Five Lakes area, creating a stunning view with Mt. Fuji on the backdrop.

 

Address: 212 Motusu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru Yamanashi
Contact: Fuji Shibazakura Fastival Office | ☎0555-89-3031
Website: www.shibazakura.jp
Park hours: 8:00 to 17:00
Admission: Adult ¥520 | Child ¥210


 

Hitsujiyama Park – Shiba Sakura Festival 2018
April 13 to May 06, 2018

About 40 million pink, white, and purple phlox are creatively spread on the 1.76 hectares slope of Hitsujiyama hills located at the foot of Mt. Bukō.

Address: 6267 Omiya, Chichibu City, Saitama
Contact: Chichibu tourism Association | ☎042-524-1516
Website: www.chichibuji.gr.jp
Park hours: 8:00 to 17:00
Admission: Adult ¥300 | Seniors ¥250 | Child ¥250


 

www.gotokyo.org/tutujimaturiBunkyo Azalea Festival (Tsutsuji Matsuri) 2018
April 7 to May 06, 2018

The Nezu Shrine is one of Japan’s oldest shrine. It is set in lush greenery with ponds and pathways. The shrine is also known for its 300-year-old beautiful azalea garden, which features approximately 3,000 azalea plants of 100 species.

Address: Nezu Jinja Shrine, 1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 〒113-0031
Contact: Nezu Shrine | ☎03-3822-0753
Website: www.nedujinja.or.jp
Park hours: 9:00 to 17:00
Admission: Adult ¥200


 

Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival 2018
April 17 May 04, 2018

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
Contact: Kameido Tenjin Shrine | ☎03-3681-0010
Website: http://kameidotenjin.or.jp
Shrine hours: 24 hrs
Admission: Free