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8 Places You Can Enjoy Japan’s Spring Flowers around Tokyo

Japan may be famous for its cherry blossoms, but there are other types of flowers that bloom during the spring season. For example, rapeseed flowers (also used as an edible oil) also bloom during the season.

Here are 8 spots where you can find some of Japan’s prettiest spring flowers around Tokyo!

1) Hitachi Seaside Park (国営ひたち海浜公園): Ibaraki Prefecture

Located in Ibaraki Prefecture, the park is one of Japan’s largest public parks. You can see beautiful flowers throughout the entire park. The color contrast between blue and purple are quite vivid. The park’s rapeseed flower field “Miharashi no Sato” has few traditional Japanese homes that match nicely with the scenery. You can see tulips in bloom during early May.

Hitachi Seaside Park (国営ひたち海浜公園)

Address: 605-4 Onuma-aza, Mawatari, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki  312-0012
Access: 20 minute from JR Katsuta Station by public bus
Flowers Seasons: B
etween early April ~ Mid-May (flowers start blooming early in mid-March)
Price: 410 yen for adults
Open: 8:30-17:00

2) Hamarikyu Garden(浜離宮恩賜庭園): Tokyo Prefecture

The rapeseed flowers bloom at this park bloom earlier- you can enjoy the flowers from January to February. There are over 60,000 rapeseed flowers at this park, with Mount Fuji visible in the distance. It’s a renowned place that you won’t want to miss on a nice day.

Hamarikyu Garden(浜離宮恩賜庭園)

Address: 1-1 Hamarikyuteien, Chūō, Tokyo 104-0046
Access: 10 minute from JR Hamamatsucho Station by foot
Flowers Seasons: Between early January ~ February
Price: 300 yen
Open: 9:00-17:00

3) Showa Memorial Park(昭和記念公園): Tokyo Prefecture

This large, public park is just an hour away from Tokyo Station by train. Visited annually by about 4,500,000 visitors, the park boasts beautiful cherry blossoms and tulips. You can even rent a Segway to ride around the park!

Showa Memorial Park(昭和記念公園)

Address: 3173 Midoricho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-0014
Access: 15 minute by foot from JR Tachikawa station
Flowers Seasons: Between early April ~ early May
Price: Adult (over 15 years old) 410yen / Elementary and Junior High Student 80yen
Open: 9:30AM ~ 6:00PM

4) Gongendo Park(権現堂公園): Saitama Prefecture

The park has a magnificent, tree-lined path that goes on for about 1km. You can buy food and beverages at some food stands and enjoy a nice stroll.

Gongendo Park(権現堂公園)

Address: 50 Koemon, Kuki, Saitama-ken 349-1105
Access: 20 minute from Tobu Nikko line Minami-Kurihashi Station by foot
Flowers Seasons: Between late March ~ mid-April 
Price: free admission
Open: 8:30-19:00 (parking lots are open during these hours)

5) Azumayama Park(吾妻山公園): Kanagawa Prefecture

The rapeseed flowers bloom at this park bloom earlier- you can enjoy the flowers from January to February. There are over 60,000 rapeseed flowers at this park, with Mount Fuji visible in the distance. It’s a renowned place that you won’t want to miss on a nice day.

Azumayama Park(吾妻山公園)

Address: 961 Ninomiya, Ninomiya-machi, Naka-gun, Kanagawa  259-0123
Access: 10 minute from JR Ninomiya Station by foot
Flowers Seasons: Between early January ~ February
Price: free admission
Open: 8:30-17:30

6) Boso Flower Line(房総フラワーライン): Chiba Prefecture

The Boso Flower Line isn’t an enclosed park—it’s actually a scenic road that goes on for roughly 46km long. It’s a great place to visit if you can drive a car in Japan. The yellow rapeseed flower blossoms contrast nicely with the ocean blue in the background. Do stop by the nearby hot springs on your way home for a nice soak in the baths.

Boso Flower Line(房総フラワーライン)

Address: The route spans between Tateyama and Wadacho, Minami-Boso City in Chiba Prefecture 
Access: 30 minute from JR Tateyama Station by car
Flowers Seasons: Between early January ~ March
Price: free admission
Open: 24 hours

7) Isumi Railway(いすみ鉄道 沿線): Chiba Prefecture

Hop on board the Isumi Railway train to view the flowers as you travel through some scenic routes. It’s connected to the Kominato Railroad, so do get on board both trains if you have the chance.

Isumi Railway(いすみ鉄道 沿線)

Address: Ohara, Isumi, Chiba Prefecture 298-0004
Access: 1 minutes from JR Sotobo line Ohara station
Flowers Seasons: Between mid-March ~ mid-April
Price: 180 yen per adults
Open: Approximately from 5:30-22:00 

8) Kominato Railway(小湊鉄道 沿線): Chiba Prefecture

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As mentioned above, this railroad is connected to the Isumi Railroad, and a retro-looking train cars run through fields of flowers. You can even get off the train midway and walk along the route for a nice walk.

Kominato Railway(小湊鉄道 沿線)

Address: Asoubara, Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture 290-0535
Access: 60 minutes from JR Goi station by Kominato line
Flowers Seasons: Between mid-March ~ mid-April
Price: 140 yen per adults
Open: Approximately from 6:00-22:00 

Cherry blossoms and hanami viewings are great, but why not enjoy some other spring flowers at one of these locations?

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