Spring

Cherry Blossoms

  • Hamamatsu Flower Park
    Hamamatsu Flower Park

    From February through April, you can enjoy viewing a mixture of varieties that bloom at different times, with the Somei-yoshino predominating.

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  • Katahara Onsen
    Katahara Onsen

    A festival that the whole family can enjoy takes place here, with musical performances and more amid some ten thousand baby's-breath spirea and cherry trees.

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  • Iida (Zosenji)
    Iida (Zosenji)

    Among the many solitary cherry trees to be found in the Nagano Prefecture city of Iida, the tree at Zosenji Temple is a tall and magnificent weeping cherry.

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Tulips

  • Tonami Tulip Park
    Tonami Tulip Park

    The Tonami Tulip Fair, one of the largest events of its kind in Japan, takes place in this location alive with the colors of three million tulips.

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  • Nabana no Sato
    Nabana no Sato

    From late March through late April, colorful tulips in peak bloom create a breathtaking carpet of vivid hues!

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  • Bokka no Sato, Hirugano Kogen
    Bokka no Sato, Hirugano Kogen

    In the high-altitude highlands of Hirugano, the blooming tulips are at their loveliest from early May.

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Wisteria

  • Okazaki Park
    Okazaki Park

    Here you can enjoy the impressive sight of a sweetly fragrant violet curtain that spreads across your full field of view.

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  • Hamamatsu Flower Park
    Hamamatsu Flower Park

    Savor the sight of wisteria in a variety of colors and styles: on trellises, as garden trees, in bonsai form, and more.

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  • Tennogawa Park
    Tennogawa Park

    The reflected views of wisteria trellises hanging over the water and the dreamlike nighttime illumination make for sights that are not to be missed!

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Summer

Sunflowers

  • Kanko Noen Hana Hiroba
    Kanko Noen Hana Hiroba

    You can enjoy this expansive field of sunflowers for a long period that extends through early December, and at it's peak, it's simply amazing!

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  • Flower Park Konan
    Flower Park Konan

    From late July through early August, sunflowers of diverse variety suffuse the flower fields in this park with splashy colors.

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  • Suhara Himawari no Sato
    Suhara Himawari no Sato

    A sunflower festival takes place in the period when the flowers are at their loveliest, and you can also enjoy a maze and special photogenic spots.

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Hydrangeas

  • Katahara Onsen – Ajisai no Sato
    Katahara Onsen – Ajisai no Sato

    Packed with blue, pink, white, purple, and other colors, and the fantastic illumination is also not to be missed.

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  • Otsuka Shokaiji Temple Historical Park
    Otsuka Shokaiji Temple Historical Park

    Dubbed "hydrangea temple," Shokaiji is where in June a variety of different kinds of hydrangeas burst into bloom.

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  • Honkoji Temple
    Honkoji Temple

    The temple's approach and grounds are colored by hydrangeas of diverse hues that soothe the hearts of visitors.

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Lavender

  • Menard Aoyama Resort
    Menard Aoyama Resort

    Here you can savor a romantic interlude surrounded by pretty pale-violet blossoms and their elegant fragrance.

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  • Mikuni Lavender Farm
    Mikuni Lavender Farm

    The lavender forms an expansive light-violet carpet, and lavender blossoms and oil are also available for purchase.

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  • Arakogawa Park
    Arakogawa Park

    This is a well-known place to view lavender in the city of Nagoya. A Lavender Fair takes place when the flowers are at their peak.

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Autumn

Red Spider Lilies

  • Yakachigawa River
    Yakachigawa River

    The expanse of more than three million red spider lilies forming a veritable red carpet makes for a fantastic scene.

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  • Bank of the Tsuyagawa River
    Bank of the Tsuyagawa River

    The sight of the abundant nature and the bank of the Tsuyagawa River tinted crimson by red spider lilies has enthralled countless visitors.

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  • Reigakuji Temple
    Reigakuji Temple

    Numerous statues of the Jizo deity stand among the red spider lilies that bloom on the temple grounds. Rare white flowers also bloom here.

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Autumn Foliage

  • Korankei
    Korankei

    This is one of the best spots in Japan for enjoying the colors of fall. Such features as maples reflected in the river and the nighttime illumination make for many different sights of scenic beauty for you to enjoy.

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  • Mount Gozaisho
    Mount Gozaisho

    From the summit to the foothills, the mountain of Gozaisho is gradually suffused with color, presenting a richly hued tapestry of red, yellow, and green.

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  • Kotosanzan
    Kotosanzan

    The three Buddhist Tendai-sect temples of Saimyoji, Kongorinji, and Hyakusaiji have been selected to be one of Japan's hundred most beautiful places for autumn foliage.

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Cosmos

  • Flower Festival Commemorative Park
    Flower Festival Commemorative Park

    From mid-September through early October, red, pink, and white cosmos flowers burst into lovely bloom.

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  • Tabika Cosmos Fields
    Tabika Cosmos Fields

    This vast expanse of cosmos fields is an unusual spot where you can see countless numbers of the yellow flowers.

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  • Miyanoshita Cosmos Koen
    Miyanoshita Cosmos Koen

    Here you can experience the stunning sight of some 100 million cosmos flowers at peak bloom on grounds stretching as far as the eye can see.

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Winter

Ume Plum Blossoms

  • Suzuka Forest Garden
    Suzuka Forest Garden

    The magnificent weeping ume (plum) trees from locales throughout Japan bloom with lovely flowers of pink, red, and white.

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  • Oagata Jinja Shrine
    Oagata Jinja Shrine

    On the grounds is a grove of 320 red and white weeping ume (plum) trees, and an ume festival also takes place when the blossoms are at their peak.

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  • Inabe City Agricultural park
    Inabe City Agricultural park

    This is one of the largest ume (plum) groves in the Tokai region, and here you can enjoy the vast park filled with color when the blossoms are at their peak.

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Begonias

  • Nabana no Sato
    Nabana no Sato

    One of the largest begonia gardens in Japan and featuring several hundred varieties from all around the world, this destination offers picture-perfect beauty.

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  • Hamamatsu Flower Park
    Hamamatsu Flower Park

    Colorful begonias await you on the patio of a giant hothouse that is bright and roomy.

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  • Kamo Garden
    Kamo Garden

    At the multipurpose greenhouses here, bulb-grown begonias adorn the seasons with floral color and create a space of festive fun.

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Winter Scenery

  • Shirakawa-go
    Shirakawa-go

    The stirring and dreamlike sight of World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go enveloped in snow makes it well worth visiting.

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  • Mount Gozaisho
    Mount Gozaisho

    At special times, and only when a certain set of weather conditions are just right, you can see beautiful frost-covered trees from the summit and the observation deck.

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  • Okuhida Onsengo
    Okuhida Onsengo

    At wintertime Okuhida Onsengo, you can savor an interlude of sheer bliss gazing out at abundant snow-covered natural surroundings from an open-air rotemburo bath.

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