10 Must-Visit Flower Festivals around Tokyo in Spring!
From Cherry Blossoms to Wisteria, Best Spring Flowers in Tokyo and around 2019
1. Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival
Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival (河津桜まつり) features Kawazu Sakura which is a type of cherry tree which blooms much earlier and longer than other cherry trees in Japan. Cherry trees are lined along the river bank with lots of food stalls and yellow canola flowers, and can be enjoyed for about a month.
Date:10th February to 10th March 2019
2. Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossom festivals are held across the country during the season. In Tokyo and neighbouring cities, the season usually start from late March to early April. Check the link below introducing greatest cherry blossom spots in and around Tokyo.
3. Sakura Tulip Festa
Sakura Tulip Festa (佐倉チューリップフェスタ) is the biggest Tulip festival in Kanto area. It’s held at Sakura Oldness & Open Space in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture and can be accessed from Tokyo within 1 hour. Over 600,000 colourful tulips are displayed with the charming Dutch windmill.
Date: 30 March to 21 April 2019
4. Bunkyo Azalea Festival
Bunkyo Azalea Festival (文京つつじまつり) is an annual flower event held at Nezu Shrine in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo from mid April. The festival features over 100 kinds of 3,000 azalea plants, well trimmed in round shapes and blooming in different colours. Enjoy the spectacular view of flowers and shrine’s iconic vermilion red torii gates.
Date: 6 April to 6 May 2019
5. Fuji Shibazakura Festival
At Fuji Shibazakura Festival (富士芝桜まつり), approx 800,000 Shibazakura (Pink Moss/Phlox Moss) in various colours cover a vast field located at the base of Mt.Fuji. Simply it’s the best scenic flower festival in spring!
Date: 13 April to 26 May 2019
6. Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival
Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival (亀戸天神社 藤まつり) is a traditional flower event held in Tokyo since Edo Period. The event features elegant lilac wisteria flowers hanging from the trellises displaying the stunning scenery with the historic shrine. The light-up of the wisteria is available at night during the festival period.
Date: 14 April to 6 May 2019
7. Wisteria Festival at Ashikaga Flower Park
Ashikaga Flower Park (あしかがフラワーパーク) is one of most popular flower festivals in the world, featuring over 350 colourful wisteria flowers including the Great Wisteria which is over 150 years old and sized over 1000 square meters and the 80m long Wisteria Tunnel. The light-up at the park is also available during the peak season.
Date: 13 April to 19 May 2019 (light-up event: 20th April to 12th May)
8. Nemophila Harmony at Hitachi Seaside Park
Nemophila Harmony (ネモフィラハーモニー) is a flower event held at Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki Prefecture. Over 4.5 million light blue nemophila (baby blue eyes) covers the 3.5 ha hill and displays the fantastic views with the blue sky on sunny days.
Date: TBA (mid April to early May)
9. Komuroyama Azalea Festival
Another spectacular azalea event is held near Mt Omuro on Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture. The Komuroyama Azalea Festival (小室山公園つつじ祭り) features over 100,000 of 40 kinds azalea flowers which flourish colourfully in the vast park of 35,000 square meters. The romantic light-up for the flowers is also available at night.
Date: 29 April to 5 May (illumination from 20 April to 6 May 19:00〜21:00)
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Did you enjoy the list?? Which flower festival do you wanna go most?? Let’s celebrate the coming of spring with charming flowers 🙂 For more information about travelling in Japan during spring, check out these articles listed below, too!
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