The city of Tonami in Toyama Prefecture is the main producer of tulips in Japan. Its headline attraction, the Tonami Tulip Fair, runs between April and May every year, featuring more than 600 varieties of the vibrant blooms. Visitors can look forward to several large fields filled with tulips, a pond with floating flower beds and a large gallery showcasing the art of tulip cultivation.
Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park
Elsewhere, Osaka is no stranger to stunning foliage, and the flower fields at Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park are a must-visit. In addition to seasonal blossoms, you’ll get to glimpse an array of birds and partake in family-friendly activities such as horseback riding and golfing. There’s even an indoor pool if you fancy a dip.
Tip: Book a stay at Fraser Residence Nankai, Osaka, which is a 35-minute train ride from Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park.
Furano Flower Fields
The Furano Flower Fields in Hokkaido are best known for their endless rows of lavender, which reach their peak in early July. However, you can also admire a wide variety of seasonal blooms at other times of the year – lupines and tulips in May, blue salvias and poppies in June, sunflowers and cosmos in August, and yellow mustards and dahlias in September and October.
Taean Tulip Festival
Recognised as one of the top five tulip festivals by the World Tulip Summit Society, the Taean Tulip Festival in Taean County (around a three-hour bus-ride from Seoul) welcomes visitors from mid-April every year. Don’t forget your camera – there are more than a million tulips from 300 different species you’ll definitely want to snap photos of! Besides the tulip festival, the Taean peninsula is also home to the Chollipo Arboretum, a seaside botanic garden filled with daffodils, hibiscus and magnolias and other flora.
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