Here’s Where You Can Admire Winter Flowers in Japan

Nothing beats the beauty of nature.

Spring isn’t the only time you can expect to find flowers in bloom in Japan. Even during the cold winter season, you’ll find rapeseed, plum, and daffodils blooming in different farms. Below, we list down the best scenic spots that you should definitely pay a visit during this time.

Irago Nanohana Garden

Enjoy a broad expanse of nanohana (rapeseed) blooms.

From mid-January until the end of March, Irago Nanohana Garden hosts the annual Atsumi Peninsula Nanohana Festival. During this time, visitors are given the opportunity to pick rapeseed blossoms (¥100 for five stems) and try rapeseed dishes from various restaurants and food stalls in the area. There are also several other events to watch for during the weekends and holidays.

Irago Nanohana Garden is located at Hamayabu Horikiricho, Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture. It is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, and until 4 p.m. on weekends and Japanese holidays. The best viewing period is at daytime from mid-February to mid-March 2019.

Inabe City Nogyokoen Bairinkoen

About 4,000 pink plum trees can be found at the park.

Inabe City Nogyokoen Bairinkoen (Agricultural Park)
is one of the most picturesque places in the Tokai area that features ume or plum trees. Here, you can enjoy a sweeping view of 4,000 blooming plum trees against the tall Suzuka mountains. You can also attend the Inabe Ume Festival, which is held from the end of February until the end of March, to buy saplings or visit the gourmet market.

Inabe City Nogyokoen Bairinkoen is located at 3071 Kanae, Fujiwara Town, Inabe City, Mie Prefecture. It is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and from 8:30 a.m. during Inabe Ume Festival. The best viewing period for the plum trees is at daytime during the whole month of March 2019.

Iwamotoyama Park

Take in the marvelous sight of Mt. Fuji and the ume blossoms.

Iwamotoyama Park
is a nature park that’s located on a hill about 193 meters above sea level. Here, you’ll find around 30 types of plum trees and more than 300 of them in full bloom against the spectacular view of Mt. Fuji. From February 8 to April 14, you can drop by the different stalls that are set up during the Marugoto Iwamotoyama event.

Iwamotoyama Park is located at 1605 Iwamoto, Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is open 24 hours daily and is best viewed in the early morning to daytime during the end of January until the end of February 2019. 


Echizen Misaki Suisen Land

50,000 beautiful narcissus flowers blossom in full glory.

Echizen Misaki Suisen (Daffodil) Land
is a place that’s popularly known for its rolling hills filled with 50,000 blooming daffodils. It is located along the Japanese sea and has a land area that spans about 6,000 square meters.

Echizen Misaki Suisen Land is located at 27-1-2 Chigadaira, Echizen Town, Nyu District, Fukui Prefecture. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Thursdays and is closed from November to March. The best viewing period for the daffodils is at daytime from December to January 2019.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokai Walker™ (6 January 2019)

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