Shibazakura Flower Park, Japan
In 2022, Fuji Shibazakura festival will be held April 16 - May 29
17 Apr 2022
Shibazakura flower park overlooking Mount Fuji
Shibazakura flower park overlooking Mount Fuji

Shibazakura Flower Park is located in the city of Takayama in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. This beautiful park is home to more than 800,000 shibazakura (pink moss) plants.

Shibazakura flowers are a type of moss that grows in pink, white, and purple colors. They usually bloom in early May, and the garden is open from late April to early November. Apart from flowers, there are also many other attractions in the park, including teahouses, restaurants, and gift shops.

The Shibazakura Flower Park covers an area of about 4 hectares and includes a variety of different gardens. The main attraction is the Sea of Flowers, where you can stroll along the paths that are surrounded by a pink shibazakura carpet. Other parks in the park include Hillside Park, which has stunning views of the Japanese Alps, and Sakura Park, which is filled with cherry blossoms.

Shibazakura Flower Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. Every year, thousands of people come to see the beautiful Shibazakura flowers in bloom. The park is located at the foot of Mount Fuji, and the views of the mountain are breathtaking. The best time to visit the park is from late April to early May when the shibazakura are in bloom.

In 2022, Fuji Shibazakura festival will be held April 16 - May 29

The beautiful atmosphere of the Fuji Shibazakura festival in Takayama, Japan /
The beautiful atmosphere of the Fuji Shibazakura festival in Takayama, Japan / japan-guide.com

The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (富士芝桜まつり, Fuji Shibazakura Matsuri) is one of the best and most popular events across the country for viewing shibazakura (pink moss or moss phlox in English). The festival venue is located about three kilometers south of Lake Motosuko in the Fuji Five Lakes area, offering stunning views of the vast shibazakura fields, with Mount Fuji in the background on a clear day.

This festival is usually held from mid-April to early June. The best time to see flowers varies from year to year but usually falls in the first three weeks of May. About 800,000 shibazakura sticks of five varieties are on display, producing beautiful fields of pink, white and purple in a variety of colors. Festival stalls selling pink moss pots, shibazakura-themed souvenirs, food and local produce complete the experience.

Apart from beautiful flowers, Shibazakura Flower Park also has a number of other attractions including a food court, observation deck, and shops selling local goods. There is also an area where you can try traditional Japanese arts and crafts such as calligraphy and origami.

As the Fuji Shibazakura Festival venue can get very crowded due to its popularity, it is advisable to avoid visiting on weekends or during the Golden Week holidays. Visiting in the morning is usually good to avoid traffic jams and for good visibility, although lighting for photos tends to be better in the afternoon.

Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Events

April 16 to May 29 2022: 8AM to 4PM (longer hours during high season; shorter hours during high season)

🎟 Fees

JPY 800-1000 depending on the season. Parking: JPY 500 per car

If you plan to visit Shibazakura Flower Park, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water. The park can get very crowded during peak season, so it's best to arrive early in the morning or late afternoon. And if you want to take some pictures of Mount Fuji in the background, be sure to bring your camera!

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