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[Atami Japanese Apricot Garden]

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 beginning 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, trees with white blossoms that look green, and even rare specimens such as trees which put out four different kinds of blossoms at the same time, for example red ones, white ones and mixed ones. 472 ume trees, all proudly in blossom. 59 of them are over a hundred years old.
Viewing period End of January to mid February
Event Atami Baien Ume Matsuri (Japanese Plum Festival)
Period January 7th to March 5th, 2017 (Planned)
Ashiyu (footbath) and souvenir shop also available. On Sundays and public holidays, an amazake (sweet sake) service is also available.
* Depending on the weather, natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / articles above. Furthermore, blooming and event schedules may vary.
 
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 Free
● 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)
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/

updated on Aug 31, 2016

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