[Hamamatsu Flower Park]
Simply breathtaking! The colorful contest between about 1,300 sakura trees and 500,000 tulips
This vast flower theme park has around 3,000 diverse kinds of plants, and is a place where you can enjoy seasonal flowers and greenery all year round. The sakura season starts in the middle of February with early flowering sakura (kawazu-zakura, kanzanji-zakura etc.), and when the somei-yoshino start to flower at the end of March we know we're entering the hanami season proper. The way the 1,300 or so somei-yoshino and yaezakura ("double-flowered cherry trees") in the "Sakura and Tulip Garden" and the around 500,000 tulips vie for visitors' attention is a real highlight. From late April to early May, the wisteria (trellis, garden topiary, potted, etc.) is another of the highlights. What’s more, every spring, the Lake Hamana Flower Festa is held by 15 facilities around Lake Hamana that are famous for beautiful flowers, including Hamamatsu Flower Park. As the event’s catchphrase goes, “Spring in Japan begins at Lake Hamana”.
Flowers of the same kind but planted in different locations in the park bloom a few days apart.
Upper left: Tulips blooming alongside the cherry blossoms (Peak bloom: Late March to Mid-
April), upper right: Beautiful azalea with wide branches (Peak bloom: Late March to late May) Bottom: Beautiful wisterias can be enjoyed around Golden Week (early May). (Peak bloom: Late April to early May)
|Best season||Somei-yoshino: Late March to early April
Yaezakura: Early April to mid April
Tulip: Late March to mid May
Azalea: Late March to late May
Wisteria: Late April to early May
Rose: Mid May to early June
Iris: Early June to mid June
Hydrangea: Early June to late June
|Date||● Lake Hamana Flower Festa
March 21st to June 30th, 2019
(Event period for Hamamatsu Flower Park)
* The Lake Hamana Flower Festa is held across about 50 sites, including flower parks and tourist attractions in the area surrounding Lake Hamana, from mid-March to mid-June every year, and a wide range of events take place at each.
|Address||195 Kanzanji-cho, Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-53-487-0511 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||March to September 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., October to November 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
December to February 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last admission 30 minutes before closing time)
* There may be night park opening days depending on the season.
* During the Lake Hamana Flower Festa from March 21 to May 6: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
From May 7 to June 30: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closes 9:00 p.m. on night park opening days)
|Holidays||December 29th to 31st (Park closed for inspection)|
|Admission fee||● March to June
Adults (high school students and over) 600 to 1,000 yen
elementary school students and junior high school students 300 to 500 yen
● July to August Free
● September to February
Adults (high school students and over) 500 yen
* Includes 300-yen shopping voucher for use within the park.
elementary school students and junior high school students Free
|Access||Take the Entetsu Bus bound for Kanzanji Onsen from the north exit of "Hamamatsu Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 40 minutes, alight at "Flower Park".|
|* Lake Hamana Flower Festa is held across about 50 sites including flower and tourist facilities in the area surrounding Lake Hamana, and a wide range of events takes place at each.
* Depending on the weather and natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / article above. Furthermore, blooming and event schedules are subject to change.
updated on Mar 22, 2019
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