Best Places to See Roses in Japan 2024

Best Rose Gardens in Japan

Japan is known for having many vast gardens and parks that are rich in beautiful plants and flowers that bloom in every season, and each season many kinds of flowers are lovely, especially during the spring and autumn seasons when there are many flower festivals such as roses. And if you are a rose lover, this article is perfect for you. Here, I will share the best places to see colorful roses in Japan.

Rose in Japan

Rose is called “bara” in Japanese and in general, the rose symbolizes love but in Japanese culture, there are certain meanings that roses represent depending on their colors and the number of roses that you give to someone or in a bouquet.

Besides the cherry blossom, which is a well-known flower of Japan, the rose is one of the beautiful flowers that sprout during spring to early summer, however, some roses continuously bloom until the autumn season. Here are some famous gardens in Japan where you can learn and enjoy varieties of roses.

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Shiki-no-kaori Rose Garden

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Is a rose garden located in Nerima-Ku Tokyo whose plants are mainly roses, a different type of roses that bloom in the four seasons. And in addition to roses, a variety of plants and flowers can be seen that also bloom depending on the season along with the roses that give more beauty to the garden.

This spring, the annual rose garden festival will be held from April 27 to May 26, 2024. A perfect time to see the colorful roses.

Event: Rose Garden Festival 2024
Date: April 27 to May 26, 2024

Keisei Rose Garden

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A rose garden located in Chiba Prefecture a perfect place to see and enjoy lovely and colorful roses with more than 10,000 roses of over 450 varieties. The peak blooming season of roses here is from mid-spring to early summer. The annual rose event themed “Alice Blooming Carnival will be held from April 20 to June 16, 2024, featuring colorful roses and attractions to enjoy.

Apart from rose viewing, many activities are offered here to enjoy such as strawberry picking, craft shop, souvenirs, and many more.

Event: Alice’s Blooming Carnival
Date: April 20 to June 16, 2024

Yokohama English Garden

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One of the best places to visit in Yokohama it is perfect for sightseeing colorful roses with more than 2,200 varieties of roses to admire and enjoy from spring to autumn. And the rose festival is now held from April 20 to May 26, 2024, which is usually the peak blooming rose season in Japan.

Event: Rose Festival
Date: April 20 to May 26, 2024

Atami Rose Garden

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Is an immense place with various facilities to enjoy nature and relax and it is one of the perfect places to unwind and sightseeing. There are many types of plants and flowers to enjoy, their garden consists of 13 unique theme gardens that are mostly roses depending on their varieties along with some seasonal flowers and herbs. Starting April 27, 2024, the ACAO Festa 2024 will be held at the best time to see colorful roses.

Event: ACAO Rose Festa 2024
Date: Start from April 27, 2024 ∼

Nagai Botanical Garden

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Nagai Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located inside Nagai Park in Osaka. The gardens boasts an area of 24.2 hectares and it’s one of the best places in the city for flower viewing featuring the four seasons of the botanical garden and 11 specialty gardens to enjoy a variety of seasonal flowers such as Japanese allspice, Himarayazakura, and Nihonzuisen in Winter, Plum, Cherry Blossoms, Rose, Kinkacha, Nemophila, Hydrangea and more in Spring, Sunflower for Summer and Dahlia, and Japanese Maple for Autumn. These are just a few of their seasonal flowers in the park.

Besides, various events are held at the garden including flowers festival. You can also enjoy and experience the Teamlab Botanical Garden here which will give a unique relaxing vibe.

Event: Spring Rose Week
Date: May 5 to 26, 2024

Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden

Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden-min
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The largest herb garden in Japan and one of the tourist destinations for flower sightseeing. Here the flowers are arranged accordingly they have 14 gardens where you can enjoy the flowers and one of them is the colorful roses that bloom from the spring season to early summer.

Aside from flower viewing various activities and events are offered to enjoy more the place such as The Spring Garden Fest 2024 will be held from March 16 to July 7, 2024, and a popular activity is the ropeway where you can enjoy the magnificent view of the entire place, especially the gardens.

Event: Garden Fest 2024 (Spring)
Date: March 16 to July 7, 2024

Huis Ten Bosch

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A famous amusement park located in Nagasaki with many activities and attractions for the whole family and friends of any age, everything in one place such a magical place where various events are held. There are large parks and gardens for outdoor activities such as seasonal flower viewing. This is the perfect place to see colorful roses as they hold a rose event “Million Rose Festival” from spring to early summer offering activities to enjoy roses.

Event: Million Rose Festival
Date: April 27 to May 26, 2024

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Thank you for reading. I hope this article helps and provides information about the best places to see roses in Japan.

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Greetings to all mommies I am a supermom from Philippines. Previously, I worked and lived in Dubai for seven years, until 2015 the year I  moved in Japan. Currently, I am happily settled here with my Japanese husband and our 7 months old baby. I could only describe my almost 6 years of living here as a roller coaster ride more so, after I gave birth to my son. Japan had changed me in ways unimaginable. It has influence my lifestyle, my perceptions and beliefs. I was able to witness firsthand the pros and cons of living in the country. From their  language, culture and ethnicity, the people, place and in work. Those years were enough to give me quite personal and memorable experiences which I would be more than delighted to share with you.