Atami Japanese Apricot Garden (Atami Baien Ume Matsuri) | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Atami Japanese Apricot Garden (Atami Baien Ume Matsuri)]

White, red, crimson, pink... 472 ume (plum) trees proudly blossom in Japan's best early flowering ume garden

This famous early-flowering ume garden is said to be the best in Japan. Every year the trees flower in order, beginning with the first blossoms from the end of November to the first weeks of December, then the rest of the early bloomers, then the middle bloomers and finally the late bloomers, which means visitors can enjoy the spectacle of ume blossoms longer here than anywhere else. Furthermore, visitors can expect to see a wide range of ume trees, including trees with white blossoms, trees with red blossoms, trees whose blossoms are a mixture of colors, and trees with white blossoms that look green. 472 ume trees, all proudly in blossom. 59 of them are over a hundred years old. A footbath and souvenir shop are available within the park during the period. Amazake is distributed (free of charge) on Sundays and holidays, and various events are held.
Viewing period Ume: End of January to mid February
Date ●Atami Baien Ume Matsuri (Japanese Plum Festival) (Planned)
January 7th to March 5th, 2017
 
Address 8-11 Baien-cho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-557-85-2222 (Atami City Tourism Association) (English available)
Opening hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (during Ume Matsuri only. Free except for the times on the left.)
Holidays Open everyday
Admission fee ● During Atami Baien Ume Matsuri
General 300 yen
Junior high school students and under Free
Atami residents 100 yen
(Please show either proof of address or Atami City facilities pass ("Atami-shi shisetsu riyosho"))
People lodging in Atami 100 yen
(Please show proof of accommodation such as hotel booking slip or receipt)
* Admission is free except during the Atami Baien Ume Matsuri period.
Access Take the Izu Hakone Bus bound for Ainohara Danchi from "Atami Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 15 minutes, alight at "Baien" and walk for approx. 3 minutes.
URL http://www.ataminews.gr.jp/ume/
* Depending on the weather and natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / article. Viewing periods for flowers / autumn leaves and event schedules are subject to change.

updated on Mar 28, 2017

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