[Mishima City Park Rakujuen Kiku Matsuri]
The spectacular highlight is the resplendently colored "bonkei" miniature landscape
The Kiku Matsuri ("Chrysanthemum Festival" in English) is held every year for one month, and begins on October 30th. The festival has a long history and will be held for the 64th time this year, and has now become an established fall tradition in Mishima. The park is decorated by painstakingly cultivated chrysanthemums of many colors, and the air within the grounds is filled with their fragrant perfume. Besides the 6,000 or so chrysanthemums on display in the general flower beds, attention should also be paid to the large-scale "bonkei" miniature landscape the park's staff create by hand every year. Hamamatsu Castle takes center stage on a magnificent scale in 2016. The park has illuminations after dark for a limited period, during which visitors can marvel at the sight of chrysanthemums by night.
|Period||October 30th to November 30th, 2016
Illuminations: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from November 7th to 13th (last admission is 30 minutes before closing time)
* 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.
* The Kiku Matsuri is scheduled to be held every year from October 30th to November 30th.
|Location||19-3 Ichibancho, Mishima-shi, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-55-975-2570 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during October (last admission is 30 minutes before closing time)|
|Holidays||Open everyday during the festival period|
|Admission fee||Adults 300 yen
children aged 15 and under and students who present student ID Free
* Free admission during the illuminations.
|Access||Approx. 3-minute walk from the south exit of "Mishima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.|
updated on Sep 30, 2016
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