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Tulips in Japan: When and where to see Japanese Tulips

Each and every flower in Japan represents something special. No matter the season, the time of the year or the prefecture in Japan, you seem to be able to find different flowers at every turn. Tulips in Japan are so gorgeous and there are beautiful spots around the country to find these seasonal flowers. To help you experience Japanese tulips to the fullest, let’s have a look at tulips in Japan, and when and where to see tulips. 

Find out all about the different flowers in Japan you can enjoy throughout the year here. Check out what, when and where to see these flowers here: Cherry Blossoms, Tulips, Azaleas, Roses, Poppies, Salvia, Hydrangea, Iris, Lavender, Indian Lotus, Sunflowers, Ume and Moss phlox.

What is Tulip in Japan?

Tulips in Japan What is Tulip

Tulips are a springtime flower that normally blooms from early April through mid-May. It takes individuals into a world of vibrant colours and fairy tales with the blossoming word “compassion.”

Tulips are one of the most diverse flowers, and tulip fields with hundreds of types in full bloom in one location make you feel like you’re in Europe. The flowers are usually huge, showy, and vividly coloured, with red, pink, yellow, or white being the most common colours. They frequently feature a blotch of a contrasting hue near the base of the interior petals.

When to see Tulip in Japan? 

Tulips in Japan When to see Tulip

The best time to see tulips in Japan depends on the location and the exact area, but generally, you can see tulips in Japan around early April to early May. 

Where to see Tulips in Japan

Landscape Photographer Toyohiko Seto x Showa Kinen Park “Transition of Tulip Garden Design” – Tachikawa City, Tokyo

Tulips in Japan Showa Kinen Park
Credit: ZEKKEI Japan

We will compare the past and present of the tulip garden that blooms beautifully every year in Showa Kinen Park, and display the transition of designs and colours arranged by age together with the planting map at that time and the recorded photograph of Mr. Seto’s tulip garden.

Best time to see: 23rd April- 8th May

“Negarami Mae Paddy Field” –  Hamura City, Tokyo 

Tulips in Japan Negarami Mae Paddy Field
Credit: Photo by KoyamaOsamu from Tripadvisor

“Negarami Mae Paddy Field” in Hamura City, Tokyo is known as a famous place for tulips in the Kanto region. From the beginning of April, about 64 kinds of colourful tulips of 400,000 balls will start to bloom. It is a tulip field where children from local nursery schools and kindergartens are also planting bulbs, and many rare varieties are also planted. It is a tulip field that locals can enjoy during the full bloom season.

Best time to see: Early April to mid-April

Tulips in Hibiya Park– Hibiya Park, Tokyo

Tulips in Japan Hibiya Park
Credit: Livedoor Blog

About 15,000 plants are planted in the flowerbed in the park. The peak of flowering is from mid-March to mid-April every year, and beautiful flowers are in full bloom. The colourful flowers make you forget the hustle and bustle of the city.

Best time to see: Mid-March-Mid-April

Tulip Festival 2022– Hyogo Prefectural Flower Centre, Hyogo

Tulips in Japan Tulip Festival 2022
Credit: The KANSAI Guide

It started with an exhibition of potted tulips whose flowering was adjusted in the greenhouse and then flowered in the early, middle, and late stages of flowering in the flowerbed. During this period, you can enjoy 350 varieties and 160,000 colourful tulips. In March, the tulips in the flowerbed are in full bloom from the beginning to the middle of April in the greenhouse. “Early Blooming Tulip Exhibition that Tells Spring” (~ March 31st) and “Tulip Variety Exhibition” (April 2nd ~) exhibit about 300 tulips that are in full bloom in the park, such as lily blooming, double blooming, and fringe blooming. 24th) is also held.

Best time to see: March 19th (Sat) -April 30th (Sat),

A spectacular view of 60,000 tulips in full bloom–  Harvest Hill,  Osaka

Tulips in Japan Harvest Hill
Credit: Japan Web Magazine

Approximately 60,000 tulips are in full bloom in the flower field of approximately 3,000 square metres in the park. The flowering time is scheduled for early to mid-April. Since the flower field is on a slope, you can enjoy the three-dimensional tulip field when you look up from below, and you can take pictures of your family, friends, and even on a date in the flower field. There will also be a “tulip flower picking experience” on Saturdays and Sundays in early April. From March 5th (Sat) to April 17th (Sun), a photo contest using Instagram will be held. Posted with “#Harvest Hill 2022 Spring Photo Contest” attached to the photos taken at Harvest Hill during the period. We will prepare wonderful prizes for the winners.

Best time to see:  Early to Mid April

What do you think about these flowers in Japan? There are so many different colours, shapes, types, and sizes of flowers, no matter which season you decide to visit Japan, you will be sure to be able to find gorgeous Japanese flowers to enjoy! 

Find out all about the different flowers in Japan you can enjoy throughout the year here. Check out what, when and where to see these flowers here: Cherry Blossoms, Tulips, Azaleas, Roses, Poppies, Salvia, Hydrangea, Iris, Lavender, Indian Lotus, Sunflowers, Ume and Moss phlox.

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Hey friend!

Just like you, we are foreigners from all around the world.

When we first arrived in Tokyo, we all found this city to be overwhelming, not sure where to begin.

During the years that we have lived here in Japan, we have discovered and visited countless famous tourist attractions as well as unique and underground places.

We are now proud to say that we are experts of Japan and would love to share the knowledge with all of you!

 

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