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 2015
March 21 to May 17, 2015
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.
The Shibazakura Matsuri or moss phlox festival at Lake Motosuko is one of the most popular event in Japan. About 800,000 five-petaled moss phlox of more than six varieties bloom in the vast 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 pink-and-white candy stripe.
Along the flowers, there are food stalls, Japanese tea, foot bath, and photo souvenir areas available for visitors. Fuji Shibazakura Festival special frame post stamps, post cards and stamps are also sold in the post office.