|Ume (Japanese Apricot) Flower||Hina Festival|
|Adonis, Dogtooth Violet, Mizubasho||Cherry Blossom|
|Daffodil||Koinobori (Carp Streamers)|
|Shibazakura (Moss Phlox)||Other Flowers|
About 35,000 trees of Ume (Japanese plum) with red and white colors bloom spreading over the large hilly area of about 50 ha. During the festival, various events including photo shoots of models, Japanese drum performance, pounding mochi (rice cake) and so on will be organized.
Enjoyable events such as blowing the seed of ume, free distribution of ume dishes, bingo game, stage performances and so on are held at Ecole. Also, beautiful flowers of ume of about 70,000 trees are in full bloom during March.
About 100,000 ume trees are planted on the hill where has a panoramic view of Kanto Plain. When they are in bloom, the entire area is covered with pure white flower and flagrance of ume as you can enjoy a special moment there.
Shima Onsen has a legend of “Maya Hime” and the god of matchmaking Maya Fudo. The Maya Hime Festival allows visitors to enjoy handmade hanging hina and hina dolls at 27 old-style Japanese ryokan and stores.
This event will feature over 4,500 hina dolls on display, including an 18-meter wide, 3.8-meter tall special hina stand.
This festival is annually held to celebrate the Doll’s Festival at Ikaho Onsen. Pre-school children with beautiful Hina costumes and light make-up line on the special tiered doll stand which utilized the stone steps covered with scarlet felt mat.
Locating "Kaori no Ie (House of Fregrance)" as the main site, display of hanging hina dolls made by each workshop houses in Takumi no Sato and various kinds of events are held. There are also plans this year to hold an event where guests who collect stamps from each event area can win a prize.
At a mountain village, adonis and about 1,000 ume trees with years of utmost care by local people bloom beautifully.
“Iwajuku no Sato” is known for Iwajuku ruins and also for dogtooth violet growing in colonies which is one of the famous area in Kanto Region. Purple flowers bloom on the hilly area of Mt. Inari. Also, cherry blossoms at the bank of a marsh nearby can be enjoyed from early April, right after the flowering time of dogtooth violet and are lit up in nighttime.
About 15,000 mizubasho, or Asian skunk-cabbage, bloom from mid-April to early May.
About 650 cherry trees in total of 4 places in Tatebayashi City are in bloom. Combination of cherry blossoms with carp streamers which are raised during the same period in daytime and fantastic scenery of flower which are lit up by paper lanterns in nighttime can be enjoyed.
1,000 Yoshino cherry trees will be in bloom during late March to early April and about 5,000 azaleas with 30 varieties including Kirishima azalea will be in bloom during mid-April to mid-May.
Every year in early April, visitors can admire beautiful cherry blossoms along the Yase River Sakura-dori that runs through the center of Ota. The image of blossoms in full bloom on both sides of the river reflected in the water is a must-see.
3,000 cherry trees are in full bloom surrounding Byakue Dai-Kannon, the symbol of Takasaki City. Cherry blossoms which are lit up in nighttime is also a sight to see.
Over 50-year-old cherry trees at Tomioka Silk Mill blooms beautifully in spring. Light-up is also organized during the blooming season.
It is a festival with the heroic parade of citizens with costume of samurai warrior in the Warring States Period amid cherry blossoms in full bloom.
From early April cherry blossoms including Yoshino and weeping cherry bloom and you can enjoy its contrast with pine grove within the park. The park also holds ponds for boat riding and fishing where you can admire cherry blossoms reflecting on the surface. Weeping cherries are lit up when they are in bloom.
It boasts a 1.3 km road lined with a row of cherry trees that has been counted as one of the 100 famous places for cherry blossom in Japan.. “Miyagi Senbonzakura no Mori” has recently made nearby with charming carpet of moss phlox which create splendid scenery in company with cherry blossoms.
For the park is located higher than the city town, cherry blossom can be enjoyed in slightly later season. The park boasts 3,000 cherry trees including 1,500 Yoshino cherry trees. They will be lit up in nighttime.
1,500 paper lanterns are lighted at Numata park where boasts about 210 cherry trees. Bell tower and “Goten-zakura” which age is said to be over 400 years are beautifully lit up toward evening.
It is a spot for cherry blossom viewing utilizing the hilly area at the foot of Mt. Myogisan. It boasts over 5,000 cherry trees with about 45 varieties including Yoshino and double cherry blossom. You can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms for about a month since each variety has slightly different flowering time.
At the festival, various events can be enjoyed: the warrior procession by citizen with the costume of samurai in the Warring States Period, “Rokusai-ichi”, the market selling local agricultural products and “Haiku Gathering of Yayoi” and so on.
Around 260 cherry trees bloom along the Agatsuma River in front of Manza-Kazawaguchi Station from mid to late April. There is also special lighting at night while the blossoms are in bloom.
Tenno-zakura, 300-year-old wild cherry tree, measures over 5 meters in girth and still holds beautiful blossoms every year. It is lit up during the blooming season and visitors can enjoy a fantactic scenery.
Higashiagatsuma Town is one of Japan’s leading producing area of daffodil. From Late March to Mid-April, you can see yellow color of daffodil across the town. At "Daffodhil Festival" held at Iwai Shinsui Park along Agatsuma River, Yellow flowers of Daffodhil, with pink blossoms of cherry trees along the river create the picturesque scenery.
Norn Minakami where boast many skiers in winter changes into the flower garden in Spring! 1,000,000 daffodils with 70 varieties are in bloom with fresh flagrance covering the large garden. Splendid scenery of Mt. Tanigawadake also can be enjoyed from the peak.
About 5,000 koinobori (carp streamers) are raised in 5 Places including Tsuruuda River in the city.
Around 400 koinobori carp streamers will be hung between the mountains in the Akihata-Nasu area of Kanra, chosen as one of the 100 scenic villages of Japan.
This is one of Nakanojo’s traditional events in spring held on 5 May which is the same time with the festival of Chikato Shrine nearby. About 100 Koinobori (carp streamers) are raised up on the wire stretched from halfway up Mt. Take.
About 800 koinobori (carp streamers) are raised over Kanna River and various events are organized.
Take a walk through the field of moss phlox that spreads out over Miharashi no Oka. The moss phlox typically see peak viewing from late April through early May.
3 colors (red, white, and pink) of moss phlox were planted in line drawing vivid whorl and waviness as it is imagined the dress of Orihime.
Three hundred hanamomo peach trees will bloom at Godo Station on the Watarase Keikoku Railway, creating a tunnel together with cherry blossoms to welcome trains.
Just 15 minutes’ walk from Hanawa Station is the Sayado-Ohata area where over a thousand weeping peach trees in full bloom line around 2 kilometers of the road.
About 150,000 tulips are in full bloom decorating the entire park beautifully.
About 10,000 shrubs of azaleas with 50 varieties, including Yamatsutsuji which has over 800 years old and height of 5 m, are in bloom.
Shorenji Temple which holds a history as a branch castle of Shiroi Castle is now commonly known as “peony temple”. In its undulating Japanese garden, 1,500 shrubs of peony with about 90 varieties can be enjoyed.
It is a temple which has a relation with Yoshisada Nitta who is a famous warrior in the Warring State Period. 3,500 shrubs of peony with about 90 varieties decorate the temple with their large flowers.
Within the park, a 250 m-long wisteria trellis and Wisteria garden with 45 varieties are arranged. They are also lit up in nighttime.
Over 150,000 shrubs of rhododendron with large pink flower spread over at the foot of magnificent Mt. Asama-yama. There are hiking trails arranged within the park for to enjoy nature from fresh green to autumnal foliage.
During the flowering time of about 7,000 roses in the park, sale of rose grown in the city and other various kinds of events are organized.
About 1,600 roses with 320 varieties are in bloom gorgeously in the park.
Located on the way to Lake Harunako from Ikaho Onsen, Nagamine Park is home to clusters of blossoming yamatsutsuji azaleas from mid to late May on a typical year.
The Prefectural Ikaho Forest Park is a famous spot for azaleas and features a walking course. The flowers typically see their peak around late May.
After solemn ritual at Akagi Shrine, a large number of cheerful men and women carry the portable shrine in the shape of “Daija (giant serpent)” and parade through the town of Oigami Onsen.
With costumes full in unique idea, people run through the Kyu Nakasendo (one of old highways in the Edo Period) starting from Annaka Castle ruins to Kumano Shrine.
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