Japan’s biggest flower festival is hanami or the Cherry Blossom Festival which happens every year during the spring season. Hanami is always looked forward to every year not only by locals but also by travelers because of the magnificent view that its soft pastel pink leaves give. However, not many people know that there are also equally stunning flower festivals in Japan which are only specific to their location.
Here are some stunning flower festivals to check out in Japan.
Wisteria Festival at Kawachi Wisteria Garden
Among all the wisteria viewing spots in Japan, Kawachi Wisteria Garden in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka is the most popular one. The garden has wisteria tunnels and wisteria domes which makes the garden very iconic among all.
The garden is not always open so if you are planning to visit, the best time to go is from late-April to mid-May when the flowers are in full bloom and during the maple leaf season in autumn.
Cosmos Flower Festival
Cosmos Flower Festival is a stunning autumn sight that features vibrant colors of cosmos flowers at Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa, Tokyo, a massive park with a forest of trees, myriad flowers, a dragonfly marsh, and hilly grasslands. Cosmos flowers cover 22,800 square meters of the park’s field. There is also a cosmos-picking event and workshops held throughout the festival.
The festival begins during the middle of October until mid of November.
Hokuryu Sunflower Festival
Even though Hokkaido is really famous for its fine white snow, the prefecture is also known for its vibrant sunflower field during the summer season. In Uryu-gun, Hokkaido, you can find the hills of the Hokuryu Sunflower Village filled with around 1.5 million vibrant sunflowers.
Hokuryu Sunflower Festival usually begins from late July to mid-August.
Farm Tomita Lavender Festival
Aside from the vibrant sunflowers, Hokkaido is home to some of the most stunning lavender fields. In Nakafurano, Hokkaido lies the famous Farm Tomita. The farm offers a field with various kinds of flowers. You can see a vast field of lavenders, lilies, red poppies, and other flowers in different colors.
Farm Tomita Lavender Festival is held every summer in July when the dainty lavender blooms the best
Sakura Tulip Festival
Aside from the Cherry Blossom Festival which is held in many parts of Japan, there is also another flower festival that is held every spring. The Sakura Tulip Festival is an annual spring festival held exclusively in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. It is the biggest tulip festival in the Kanto region featuring over 600,000 colorful Tulip flowers of different kinds. The festival is held at Sakura Oldness & Open Space in Sakura City.
Sakura Tulip Festival is usually held every spring season from early to late April.
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