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Showa Kinen Park Flower Festival 2018

The flower festival at Showa Memorial Park ((昭和記念公園) starts in late March when the cherry trees start blooming and it continues until late May when the water lilies, and other flowers come into season. The flower festival inlcudes cherry blossoms (sakura), rape seeds, tulips, nemophila, poppies, and daffodils among others.

2018 Season: March 24 – May 27, 2018
Free Entrance on:
April 29 – Showa Day
May 5 – Children’s Day
May 15 – City Greenery Promotion Campaign in Spring


04/07/2018: The cherry blossom season in the park was over while the rape seeds and tulips were at their best.

The Tulip Garden with tulips of different varieties and colors.

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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.

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花火 Hanabi 2017 – Summer Fireworks Festival

Firework Festivals or Hanabi Matsuri are held all over Japan during the summer season. The festivals are participated by both local and foreign visitors because of the lively atmosphere and beautiful color display on the night sky. It is best enjoyed by enthusiast by wearing a traditional yukata, summer kimono or jinbei.

Below is a list of some of the 2017 Hanabi schedule:

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Fuji Shibazakura Festival 2017

The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (富士芝桜まつり) or moss phlox festival at Lake Motosuko is one of the most popular event in Japan. About 800,000 five-petaled moss phlox of about seven varieties bloom in about 2.4 hectares field, creating a beautiful bright floral carpet under the foot of Mt.Fuji. These shibazakuras grow in white, fluorescent pink, red, rose pink, deep mauve, and white.

2017 Season: April 15 – May 28, 2017

The moss phlox which is native to North America is called shiba-zakura (or lawn cherry in Eglish) because its flowers resembles to cherry blossoms, where both have five petals, and it is a creeper plant that covers the ground like a lawn.


05/07/2017: Almost all of the shibazakura flowers are in full bloom and at their best viewing. Despite the cloudy weather, Mt Fuji presented itself the entire day, creating a breathtaking landscape which indeed leaves an unforgettable memory.

The cherry trees around the resort were also in full bloom, providing a complete experience of sakura and shibazakura.

Sakura and shibazakura flowers reflected on the Ryujin pond.

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