Best Flower Parks around Tokyo

Enjoying the Best of Tokyo's Seasonal Blooms

Tokyo, a dynamic metropolis that mostly evokes images of neon-lit skyscrapers and fast-paced lifestyle. But far from the cliché of urban concrete jungles, Tokyo’s flower parks present a delightful contrast, showcasing seasonal blooms that paint the city in vibrant hues and offer a chance to unwind amidst a relaxing landscape filled with soothing greenery. 

These floral havens provide a refreshing pause, a breath of fresh air in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities, so here we go with an overview of the best flower parks that you shouldn’t miss in Tokyo or within the vicinity!

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1. Nasu Flower World, Tochigi

Nasu Flower World, Tochigi

Located in the Nasu highlands, Nasu Flower World (那須フラワーワールド) is a colorful expanse where flowers bloom against the backdrop of the Nasu Mountains, painting a picturesque landscape. This sprawling park comes alive with various flowers across seasons, treating visitors to a stunning array of roses, plumed cockscombs, cosmoses, among many others. 

A standout feature is the 220,000 tulips that reach their peak in mid-May, creating a breathtaking scene under the clear skies. The park is generally open from late April to late October.

2. Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi

Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi

Ashikaga Flower Park (あしかがフラワーパーク), opened in 1968, draws visitors from around the globe with its enchanting flower displays. The park’s crown jewel, a 150-year-old wisteria tree, spreads its branches over a massive 1,000 square meters, creating an awe-inspiring natural canopy.

Stroll through mesmerizing tunnels adorned with white and yellow wisteria, enveloping you in a world of vivid colors. Beyond daylight beauty, the park transforms at night with magical illuminations, making it a celebrated spot for Japan’s most captivating night views. 

More information: Ashikaga Flower Park Great Wisteria Festival

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3. Gunma Flower Park, Gunma

Gunma Flower Park, Gunma

Perched on the southern flanks of Mt. Akagi, Gunma Flower Park (ぐんまフラワーパーク) is a 184,000-square-meter floral paradise. This park presents an ever-changing carpet of blooms, offering something new with each season. From the vivid arrays of tulips and irises in spring to the lush hydrangeas and roses of summer, the park feels like a masterclass in horticultural art. 

Creative arrangements and themed gardens add to the allure seasonal allure. Furthermore, the park features children’s play areas, petting zoos, and special event spaces within its greenhouses, ensuring a year-round memorable experience for all ages.

[Note: Gunma Flower Park is currently closed for renewal, scheduled to reopen in April 2025. Check the official website for schedule updates.]

4. Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki

Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki

Hitachi Seaside Park (国営ひたち海浜公園) in Ibaraki is a vast space filled with breathtaking floral displays and consistently one of the biggest highlights of the entire prefecture. This 350-hectare park boasts two main attractions: the springtime sea of blue nemophila flowers and the autumnal spectacle of kochia balls turning from green to fiery red. 

The Nemophila Harmony in spring sees over 4.5 million baby blue eyes flowers painting the Miharashi Hills in vibrant hues of blue, creating a surreal landscape against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Come autumn, the Kochia Carnival takes over, with 32,000 kochia bushes transforming the hills into a rolling carpet of red.

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5. Sakura Furusato Square, Chiba

Sakura Furusato Square, Chiba

Sakura Furusato Square (佐倉ふるさと広場) in Sakura city, Chiba, offers a dazzling spring spectacle with its Sakura Tulip Festa. Boasting the largest tulip field in the Kanto area, the festival features around 700,000 tulips in 100 varieties, transforming the landscape into a kaleidoscope of colors. 

The picturesque setting is further enhanced by a charming Dutch-style windmill, providing a nice backdrop for leisurely strolls. After the tulip season, sunflowers take center stage during summer with an impressive field with over 15,000 sunflowers on display. With free entrance and easily accessible from central Tokyo, Sakura Furusato Square is a wonderful option for a fun day trip.

6. Showa Memorial Park, Tokyo

Showa Memorial Park, Tokyo

Showa Memorial Park (昭和記念公園), located in the Tokyo western outskirts, is a verdant haven commemorating the Showa Emperor’s Golden Jubilee. Spanning over 1.65 million square meters, it’s Tokyo’s largest park, offering a diverse array of seasonal flowers and recreational facilities. 

From the delicate cherry blossoms and vibrant tulips of spring to the golden ginkgo trees and stunning cosmos of autumn, the park presents a year-round floral spectacle. It’s a peaceful retreat with ample space for picnics, leisurely walks, and cultural events like the spring flower festival and Christmas illuminations. 

More info: Showa Memorial Park : Best Flower Park in Tokyo

7. Hana Biyori, Tokyo

Hana Biyori at YOMIURI LAND

HANA BIYORI (はなびより) in Tokyo’s Yomiuri Land (よみうりランド) is a singular mix of nature and technology in an immersive botanical garden setting. An innovative addition to one of Japan’s most beloved amusement parks, Hana Biyori showcases vibrant flower displays alongside cutting-edge digital projections. 

The centerpiece is a 1,500 square meter greenhouse adorned with Kanto’s largest flower chandeliers and a 20-meter-long flower-bedded wall, ensuring year-round blossoms. The outdoor areas feature the Four Season Garden and Sequoia Garden, housing over 17,000 seasonal flowers. The projection mapping shows meld flora with digital art, creating captivating virtual landscapes. There’s also Japan’s first botanical garden Starbucks, for a green-infused coffee fix. 

More info: HANA BIYORI: Entertainment Botanical Garden in Yomiuriland

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8. Yokohama English Garden, Kanagawa

Yokohama English Garden, Kanagawa

Yokohama English Garden (横浜イングリッシュガーデン), resonating with the charm of Yokohama’s floral emblem, the rose, and the city’s heritage as an international port, this exquisite English garden is one of the most cherished spots in the city. 

With over 2,200 rose varieties and numerous other plants suited to Yokohama’s climate, the garden stages a breathtaking display from spring’s first blooms to autumn’s last leaves. Particularly renowned for its fragrant, continuously blooming roses, the garden ensures a rosy spectacle through spring, summer, and fall. 

9. Gora Park, Kanagawa

Gora Park, Kanagawa

Gora Park (強羅公園) is a French-style garden established in 1914 in Hakone. Centered around a grand fountain, the park unfolds a rich seasonal display, from cherry blossoms and hydrangeas to autumn leaves and poinsettias. Besides the feast for the eyes, the park also hosts Japanese cultural activities like pottery painting and glassblowing. 

The park is easily accessible by cable car and the Hakone Tozan Railway, and its hillside location allows for great panoramic views of the surroundings. 

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10. Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park, Yamanashi

Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park, Yamanashi

Yamanakako Hanano Miyako Park (花の都公園), at the base of the iconic Mt. Fuji, is a breathtaking sight of colorful blooms. Spread over a vast 300,000 square meters, the park is a floral paradise with free entry, inviting visitors to wander amidst millions of flowers with the majestic Mt. Fuji as the backdrop. 

Located conveniently close to Lake Yamanaka and the picturesque Oshino Hakkai Village, it’s a must-visit for those exploring the Mt. Fuji area and the Fuji Five Lakes. From the vibrant tulips of spring to the golden sunflowers of late summer, and the delicate cosmos of early autumn, the park showcases an ever-changing display of seasonal flowers.

More info: Lake Yamanaka Flower Park: Colourful Flowers next Mt.Fuji

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Photographer, journalist, and avid urban cyclist, making sense of Japan since 2017. I was born in Caracas and lived for 14 years in Barcelona before moving to Tokyo. Currently working towards my goal of visiting every prefecture in Japan, I hope to share with readers the everlasting joy of discovery and the neverending urge to keep exploring.