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10 Great Places To View Spring Flowers Around Japan

10 Great Places To View Spring Flowers Around Japan

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Although cherry blossoms might be the representative flowers of spring in Japan, there are many other types of flowers offering charming sights. We will introduce you to ten places around Japan where you can enjoy viewing beautiful spring flowers.

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When it comes to spring in Japan, most people will immediately think of sakura (cherry blossoms). These popular pink flowers attract many visitors from all around the globe during this season. However, do you know that there are many other kinds of spring flowers blooming in Japan that are just as beautiful and stunning?

In this article, we will be introducing ten places around Japan where you can view amazing spring blossoms. Are you ready to embrace these fragrant flowers?

1. Hitachi Seaside Park - A Sea of Blue

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from: Hitachi Seaside Park - Ibaraki's Sky Blue Nemophila Flower Garden

Located in Ibaraki prefecture, Hitachi Seaside Park is famous for its seasonal flowers blooming throughout the year. It is particularly popular during the spring season where a sea of nemophila flowers covers the whole area.

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Hitachi Seaside Park - Ibaraki's Sky Blue Nemophila Flower Garden

When the nemophila ("baby blue eyes") are in full bloom, usually from mid-April to early May, you can witness the fusion of the hill covered in blue nemophila and the blue sky. This breathtaking view is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Flowers As Far As The Eye Can See - Hitachi Seaside Park

If you are visiting during spring, you can also enjoy a range of other flowers such as tulips, rapeseeds, and narcissus. The park offers splendid sights of flowers all-year-round. Make sure to have it on your list whenever you are traveling to Japan!

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2. Gose in Niigata - Welcome Spring Celebrating Vivid Tulips

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Muramatsu Park And Tulip Fields In Niigata - Come View The Blooms!

At Gosen in Niigata, you can enjoy the arrival of spring by visiting the wide tulip fields showcasing 1.5 million tulips! The beautiful carpet of orange, purple, yellow and red will stretch as far as the eye can see.

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Muramatsu Park And Tulip Fields In Niigata - Come View The Blooms!

The area will also hold an annual tulip festival from mid to late April to accompany the beautiful views.

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3. Hitsujiyama Park in Saitama - A Dream in Pink and Purple

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Photo courtesy: Spots You Must Visit in Saitama Prefecture!

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of 350000 shibazakura (moss phlox flowers) at Hitsujiyama Park in Saitama! The colorful shibazakura are arranged in various layouts forming special designs on the ground.

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Spots You Must Visit in Saitama Prefecture!

At the foot of Chichibu’s symbolic mountain, Mount Buko, the Shibazakura Festival is held every year from mid-April to early May where you can enjoy the spectacular floral garden alongside tasty local food.

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4. Showa Kinen Park - A Colorful View in Tokyo

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from See Flowers All Year Long! The Highlights of Tokyo's Showa Kinen Park

Showa Kinen Park is located on the outskirts of Tokyo. It is a national park that presents a variety of activities and stunning sceneries throughout the year. During spring, you can appreciate the beauty of nature by witnessing a great variety of spring flowers.

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from See Flowers All Year Long! The Highlights of Tokyo's Showa Kinen Park

The national park is huge and well equipped with restaurants, cafes, and even a sports area. Apart from the impressive greenery, you can also explore the traditional Japanese garden and a bonsai exhibition.

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5. Kameido Tenjinja Shrine in Tokyo - Encounter Beautiful Wisteria

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from After The Sakura, Relish The Wisteria At Kameido Tenjinja Shrine

Do you know that apart from sakura, the wisteria is another representative spring flower in Japan? Wisteria, also known as the ‘fuji no hana’, is a long trailing flower that presents itself in a vivid lavender color.

Kameido Tenjinja (Kameido Shrine), located near the Tokyo Skytree, is the best spot to view wisterias in the capital city.

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from After The Sakura, Relish The Wisteria At Kameido Tenjinja Shrine

The purple wisteria hanging from trellises with the Japanese-style arched bridge in the background creates a unique view of spring. Over one hundred wisterias bloom during the annual Fuji Festival which is held from mid-April to early May.

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6. Fuji Shibazakura Festival - Mount Fuji Framed in Pink

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Pretty in Pink: A View of Mt. Fuji and 800,000 Shibazakura

From mid-April to the end of May, a splendid view of shibazakura at the foot of Mount Fuji can be viewed from Kawaguchiko in Yamanashi prefecture. The extensive field of Shibazakura here is one of the largest in the greater Tokyo area, embracing about 800,000 shibazakura in various colors.

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Pretty in Pink: A View of Mt. Fuji and 800,000 Shibazakura

You can also encounter various food stalls around the area featuring local dishes and tasty treats that always accompany festivals. Enjoy the fabulous view while enjoying delicious food!

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7. Hamamatsu Flower Park in Shizuoka - Great Variety of Spring Flowers

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Shizuoka Prefecture: A Flower Tour Around The Lake Hamanako Area

Located at the edge of Lake Hamana in Shizuoka, Hamamatsu Flower Park has 3000 types of flowers that bloom at various times around the year. Spring flowers such as azaleas, tulips, roses, wisteria and hydrangea bloom shortly after the cherry trees.

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Shizuoka Prefecture: A Flower Tour Around The Lake Hamanako Area

There is a large greenhouse situated at the center of the park showcasing rare and seasonal plants. For only 100 yen you can get on the ‘Flower Train’ and enjoy a ride around the park!

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8. Mount Ikoma Narukawa Azalea Garden in Osaka - A Trip Back to Nature

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Prepare For Spring! A Sea Of Azaleas At Narukawa Garden, Mt. Ikoma

If you are hoping to get away from the busy pace of the city and return to nature, a day trip to the Kongo-Ikoma-Kisen Quasi-National Park in Osaka will be an ideal option for you!

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Prepare For Spring! A Sea Of Azaleas At Narukawa Garden, Mt Ikoma

The beautiful Narukawa Azalea Garden is hidden in the mountains and can only be reached on foot. You will be overwhelmed by the vibrant color of azaleas which grow in bushes that are higher than yourself!

There are also other flower gardens, a barbeque space and an amusement park within this national park. You will most surely enjoy exploring this secret floral garden!

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9. Kuju Flower Park in Oita - Flowers As Far As The Eye Can See

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Kuju Flower Park in Taketa City, Oita: A World of Fragrant Flowers!

Located on the Kuju Plateau in Taketa city in Oita, Kuju Flower Park has a greenhouse and spacious fields featuring seasonal flowers of more than 500 varieties for most of the year, except winter.

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Kuju Flower Park in Taketa City, Oita: A World of Fragrant Flowers!

During spring, you will be able to enjoy the blossoming of tulips, shibazakura, pansies, poppies, and nemophila. The backdrop of Mount Kuju over the colorful flower field will definitely make for an unforgettable memory!

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10. Nokonoshima Island Park - Fukuoka's Stunning Floral Garden

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Seasonal Flowers in Full Bloom! Nokonoshima Island Park, Fukuoka

Situated on an island, Fukuoka's Nokonoshima Island Park is surrounded by greenery and the ocean. The beautiful flower fields in this park attract thousands of visitors throughout the year.

10 Best spots to view spring flowers around Japan

Picture from Seasonal Flowers in Full Bloom! Nokonoshima Island Park, Fukuoka

The blossoming of rapeseed, sakura, daisies, and marigold will offer an amazing sight of spring. During a particular time of the year, which is usually announced beforehand by the park, visitors are welcome to pick flowers as long as they pay the entrance fee. Wouldn’t it be nice to bring a bunch of beautiful flowers back to your room?

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Get Ready for Spring!

The cherry blossoms can be seen in bloom for an exceptionally short period of time and it may be hard to catch it during your stay in Japan. But don’t worry, there are other types of spring flowers in Japan that are just as charming as the cherry blossoms. Why not explore these floral gardens and see what else does Japan has to offer in spring?

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