Best Flower Parks in Japan

Exploring Japan's Best Flower Parks across seasonal charms

Japan’s affinity for admiring the seasonal changes is vividly captured in its enchanting flower parks, housing the ephemeral beauty of seasonal blooms. Across the country, these parks draw crowds eager to witness the fleeting splendor of cherry blossoms, vibrant tulips, delicate cosmos, and more, each season offering a new spectacle. 

Over time, these floral havens have grown in popularity beyond the locals to become must-visit destinations for travelers worldwide, seeking to immerse themselves in their renowned natural beauty and the cultural rituals that celebrate the changing seasons. So here we go with the most impressive flower parks across Japan!

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1. Farm Tomita, Hokkaido

Farm Tomita, HokkaidoIn the heart of Furano, Hokkaido, Farm Tomita (ファーム富田) is renowned for its expansive lavender fields, drawing visitors from all corners of the globe, especially during the peak bloom season in early to mid-July. Beyond lavender, Farm Tomita is a mosaic of color with various flowers blooming from spring through autumn. 

The farm’s dedication to floral diversity is evident in its meticulously maintained fields, including the famous Irodori Field. Visitors can immerse themselves in the fragrant aroma of blooms, explore quaint shops, and savor local treats at onsite cafes.

2. Shikisai no Oka, Hokkaido

Shikisai no Oka, HokkaidoShikisai no Oka (四季彩の丘) is a visual feast for the eyes, sprawling over 15 hectares of rolling hills in Biei, Hokkaido. This floral paradise showcases a kaleidoscope of flowers that create a dynamic landscape that changes with the seasons. From vibrant tulips and pansies to the sun-kissed glow of sunflowers and the delicate hues of lavender and cosmos, each flower contributes to the breathtaking scenery. 

The backdrop of the Daisetsuzan mountain range adds to the dramatic panorama, making for unforgettable views. You can also explore the fields aboard unusual means like tractors or karts, adding an adventurous twist to the floral experience.

3. Nasu Flower World, Tochigi

Nasu Flower World, TochigiNasu Flower World (那須フラワーワールド), in the Nasu highlands of Tochigi, is set against the majestic backdrop of the Nasu Mountains, coming alive with a riot of colors from various flowers blooming in harmony. From the delicate grace of roses to the vivid splashes of plumed cockscombs and the dreamy fields of cosmos, each season brings a new spectacle. 

One of its main highlights is the sea of 220,000 tulips that captivate visitors around mid-May. Open from late April to late October, Nasu Flower World offers a picturesque escape to a world where flowers reign supreme, painting the landscape with their endless colors and forms.

4. Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi

Ashikaga Flower Park, TochigiAshikaga Flower Park (あしかがフラワーパーク), a floral paradise since 1968, is renowned for its historic wisteria, particularly a 150-year-old tree that sprawls across 1,000 square meters, forming a breathtaking natural canopy. You can wander through enchanting tunnels draped in white and yellow wisteria, immersing themselves in a world of vivid hues. 

The park’s beauty extends into the night with spectacular illuminations, making it a premier destination for viewing Japan’s most stunning nightscapes. The illuminations are particularly noteworthy during autumn and winter, enchanting visitors from around the globe.

More information: Ashikaga Flower Park Great Wisteria Festival

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5. Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki

Hitachi Seaside Park, IbarakiHitachi Seaside Park (国営ひたち海浜公園) in Ibaraki is a sprawling 350-hectare canvas celebrated for its springtime sea of blue nemophila flowers and the autumnal transformation of kochia balls from green to a fiery red. 

The Nemophila Harmony in spring blankets the Miharashi Hills with over 4.5 million baby blue eyes, creating a surreal contrast against the Pacific Ocean. In autumn, the Kochia Carnival takes center stage as 32,000 kochia bushes set the hills ablaze with their reddish hue, offering a visual spectacle that captivates visitors and photographers alike. 

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6. Showa Memorial Park, Tokyo

Showa Memorial Park, TokyoShowa Memorial Park in Tokyo (昭和記念公園), spanning an impressive 1.65 million square meters, is a tribute to the Showa Emperor’s Golden Jubilee. This vast park boasts a wide variety of seasonal flowers, from the delicate cherry blossoms and vibrant tulips of spring to the golden ginkgo trees and stunning cosmos of autumn. 

As Tokyo’s largest park, it’s a tranquil oasis for picnics, leisurely strolls, and cultural festivities, including the celebrated spring flower festival and Christmas illuminations. With its rich variety of flora and recreational facilities, this park provides a picturesque setting ideal for nature lovers and families alike.

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7. Hana Biyori, Tokyo

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HANA BIYORI (はなびより), within Tokyo’s Yomiuri Land (よみうりランド), is a unique fusion of flora and technology that creates a captivating botanical garden experience. This innovative space boasts Kanto’s largest flower chandeliers within a 1,500 square meter greenhouse and a 20-meter-long flower wall, ensuring a perpetual bloom of diverse flora. 

The park also features Japan’s first botanical garden Starbucks, providing a lush environment for enjoying your coffee. Visitors can wander through the Four Season and Sequoia Gardens, home to over 17,000 seasonal flowers, and be enchanted by digital art shows that merge natural beauty with virtual landscapes. 

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8. Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park, Yamanashi

Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park, YamanashiLocated at the foot of the iconic Mt. Fuji, Yamanakako Hanano Miyako Park (花の都公園) is a sprawling 300,000 square meter floral haven. The park invites visitors to immerse themselves in a sea of colorful blooms against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Japan’s highest peak. 

Conveniently situated near Lake Yamanaka and Oshino Hakkai Village, the park is an essential stop for those exploring the Mt. Fuji area. Seasonal flowers like vivid tulips in spring, sunflowers in summer or pink and violet cosmos of early autumn, ensure there’s always a good reason to stop by.

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9. Nabana no Sato, Mie

Nabana no Sato, MieNabana no Sato (なばなの里), part of the Nagashima Resort, is a luminous paradise where flowers and lights converge in a dazzling display. Renowned for hosting one of Japan’s largest winter illumination events, the park transforms into a glittering wonderland with millions of LED lights, creating enchanting scenes reminiscent of natural phenomena like the Aurora Borealis. 

Beyond the illuminations, visitors can simply enjoy the beauty of seasonal blooms, including Sakura in spring and hydrangeas in summer. The park also offers a taste of Mie Prefecture’s rich agricultural bounty, with restaurants serving dishes made from locally-grown fruits and vegetables.

More info: Nabana no Sato: Spectacular Winter Illumination

10. Awaji Hanasajiki, Hyogo

Awaji Hanasajiki, HyogoAwaji Hanasajiki (兵庫県立公園あわじ花さじき), set against the picturesque backdrop of Awaji Island, is a floral haven that delights visitors throughout the year with its ever-changing blooms. Spring is the time for tulips and daffodils, while golden sunflowers cover the fields during summer, and the rich hues of cosmos and salvia take center stage in autumn.

This extensive park not only serves as a peaceful haven for nature enthusiasts and photographers but also hosts various flower festivals and events, enhancing its charm as a must-visit destination on Awaji Island. 

11. Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, Fukuoka

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, FukuokaUminonakamichi Seaside Park (海の中道海浜公園) in Fukuoka is a striking oasis of natural beauty, where the blooming nemophila announces the arrival of spring. This vast flower park is a comprehensive leisure destination with attractions ranging from a giant trampoline to spherical tents for overnight stays. 

The “Uminonakamichi Flower Picnic” event celebrates spring with crafts, AR stamp rallies, and more, amidst the scenic backdrop of colorful blooms. The park’s versatile offerings ensure that every visitor, whether seeking tranquility among the flowers or adrenaline-pumping activities, finds something to enjoy.

12. Kuju Flower Park, Oita

Kuju Flower Park, OitaKuju Flower Park (久住花公園) is a verdant paradise near Kurokawa Onsen, at the southern base of the Kuju Mountains in Oita Prefecture, showcasing the splendor of floral diversity across 49 acres. With about three million plants blooming in all but the winter months, visitors are treated to a dazzling array of colors from tulips, sunflowers, poppies, and more, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Kuju Mountain Range. 

The park also features a greenhouse with tropical plants, enhancing the variety of flora on display. Despite its remote location, making access challenging without a car, Kuju Flower Park remains a beloved stop for those traversing the Trans Kyushu Route, offering a refreshing respite amidst nature’s beauty.

13. Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki


Huis Ten Bosch (ハウステンボス) in Nagasaki is a theme park inspired in a Dutch town, complete with canals, ships, windmills, and European-style buildings. This park, in addition to its architectural charms, offers a range of attractions including amusement rides, seasonal flower fields, and spectacular night illuminations featuring 13 million lights. 

The park’s immersive experience is further enhanced by theatres, museums, shops, and restaurants, making it a comprehensive destination for entertainment and leisure. Huis Ten Bosch stands out not only for its thematic style but also for its role as a cultural bridge, attempting to bring a piece of Europe to Japan.

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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.