Moss phloxes (Shibazakura) are in fulll bloom between mid-April and early-May. The boundless ground will be covered by a carpet of red, white, and pink moss phloxes as far as you can see, which is breathtakingly beautiful! We introduce 5 popular spots viewing remarkable moss phloxes.
Fuji Motosuko Resort / Fuji Kawaguchiko-machi, Yamanashi
photo by flickr/Mountain Autumn
Fuji Shibazakura Festival is the biggest Shibazakura (moss phlox) festival of all areas around Tokyo. It’s yearly held at Fuji Motosuko Resort(富士本栖湖リゾート) located near Motosu Lake, one of the Fuji Five Lakes. This resort has more than 800,000 moss phloxes on the extensive site of roughly 2.4 hectares. A vast ground at the foot of Mt.Fuji is filled with colorful moss phloxes at the time of full bloom, which is highly impressive! A pinky carpet of moss phloxes enhances its beauty against the backdrop of snow‐crowned Mt.Fuji.
|Name||Fuji Motosuko Resort(富士本栖湖リゾート)|
|Best Viewing||Fuji Shibazakura Festival : From April 16 to May 29, 2016|
|Address||212 Motosu, Fuji Kawaguchiko-machi, Mimamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan|
Shibazakura Takinoue Park / Takinoue-cho, Hokkaido
photo by Takinoue Tourist Association
Shibazakura Takinoue Park(芝ざくら滝上公園), located on the hillside of the mountain in Takinoue, Hokkaido, has a biggest field of moss phloxes in a vast land of 100,000 square meter. The entire town is wraped up the scent of moss phloxes in full bloom. The slope grounds on the mountain are covered with colorful moss phloxes as far as the eye can see at the best time to see. Also visitors can enjoy a sightseeing flight by a helicopter during the festival. Looking down on a carpet of moss phloxes from a helicopter is overwhelming!
|Name||Shibazakura Takinoue Park(芝ざくら滝上公園)|
|Best Viewing||Takinoue Shibazakura Festival : From Early May to Early June|
|Address||Motomachi, Takinoue-cho, Monbetsu-gun, Hokkaido, Japan|
Hill of Ground Pink at the Sheep Mountain Park / Chichibu, Saitama
Sheep Mountain Park(羊山公園 芝桜の丘) is located on steep range of hills viewing a city area of Chichibu in west and a magnificent Mr.Buko in south. Hill of Grand Pink is situated on the south of the park, where 9 kinds and 400 thousand of colorful moss phloxes are planted all around by using the slope of Sheep Mountain hills. It’s seemingly admirable patchwork quilt binding pink, white and purple flowers! Many visitors are fascinated by its fantastic scenery at their best. The slope designs of moss phloxed viewing from the east-side indecate Kasaboko (paper streamers) and kimono slip wearing by Hayashite getting on the floats parade at the Chichibu Night Festival.
|Name||Hill of Ground Pink at the Sheep Mountain Park(羊山公園 芝桜の丘)|
|Best Viewing||Ground pink Festival : From April 15 to May 8, 2016 as scheduled|
|Address||20 minutes walk from Seibu-chichibu Station (Seibu-line) / 25 minutes from Ohanabatake Station (Chichibu-railway)|
Misato Shibazakura Park / Takasaki, Gunma
Misato Shibazakura Park(みさと芝桜公園) is situated at the southeast foot of Mt.Haruna which is one of Gunma’s three famous (called Jomosanzan) mountains along with Mt.Akagi and Mt.Myougi. This park has around 260,000 moss phloxes on its 4.1-hectare site. “The hill of Shibazakura, planted to design based on “peach colored feather robe left by Orihime (Vega)”, is beautifully expressed by a great number of red, pink, and white flowers.
|Name||Misato Shibazakura Park(みさと芝桜公園)|
|Best Viewing||Misato Moss Phlox Festival : From Early April to Early May|
|Address||12-1 Matsunosawa, Misato-machi, Takasaki City, Gunma, Japan|
Chausuyama Highlands Hill of Shibazakura / Toyone Village, Aichi
photo by Chausuyama Highlands Hill
Hill of Shibazakura(茶臼山高原 芝桜の丘) is at the mountaintop of Mt.Hagitaro, which is 1358m above sea level located on the border between Nagano and Aichi. There are 6 kinds of moss phloxes different in shape and color, and roughly 400,000 of colorful moss phloxes are planted in the extensive field of 2.2 hectare. A carpet of pink, white, light-blue, and bluish purple moss phloxes stretches as far as the eye can see at their best. Its amazing beautful scnery is often called “Heavenly Flower Path”
|Name||Chausuyama Highlands Hill of Shibazakura(茶臼山高原 芝桜の丘)|
|Best Viewing||Shibazakura Festival : From May 7 to June 5, 2016 as scheduled|
|Address||Gosyodaira, Sakauba, Toyone Village, Kitashitara-gun, Aichi, Japan|