Fuji Shibazakura Festival 2019 – Relax at the Moss Phlox Festival in Yamanashi
In spring, tulips bloom cheerfully. Amusement park Grinpa in Shizuoka prefecture holds a cheerful Heavenly Tulip Festival in April-May every year. Of course, there are many other places where you can see fresh tulips in Japan. However, not in many places, you will be able to see such a breathtaking view as in Grinpa park in spring. During the festival, you will find yourself in the field of colorful tulips with a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji. So, I am sure you will be impressed. In this article, I am going to introduce you to Shizuoka Heavenly Tulip Festival and suggest you how to enjoy it comfortably.
You might be curious why the festival name includes “Heavenly”. This is because it takes place in the precincts of Mt. Fuji about 1200 m above sea level. Needless to say, it is nearby Mt. Fuji and close to the sky. So, you might feel that you are in heaven when a feeling cool mountain wind on your skin and enjoying the outstanding view at the venue. Plus, the venue features over 200,000 tulips of various types and colors that will add to the atmosphere of the venue.
There are many good photo spots in Grinpa amusement park. In spot Sylvania Village spot, you will notice houses sinking in tulips. The photos you will take will look like from heaven indeed. Also, you can take a photo of the “flower garden bench”. This is the most romantic place at the venue.
If you decide to visit the festival with your pet, find the “spot for pets”. In the spot, there is an open space where you can unleash your loved ones. Thus, you can take pictures of pets running through tulips.
Wherever you take photos, Mt. Fuji with its snowy hat will always remain on your pictures leaving great memories of the day to come to the festival.
At the festival, there will be two events you can join.
First is “Let’s find small Fuji”. At the event, they hide small models of Mt. Fuji in the flower beds. Each of them has different keywords, and you will get special presents when you collect all of them.
Second is “Let’s make a tulip locomotive”. You need to buy the sticker and put it on the locomotive. Holders hope that the locomotive will arrive with your flowers.
On the weekend, you can try local food in the stands. All of it is, of course, delicious. There, you will find Fuji soba which is very popular. It is simple, but I am sure you would want to eat it again. Besides, you definitely must try the soft serve ice cream made with tulip extract. This unique dessert with rice-pops on the top and cool texture is something you can try only at this festival.
Dates: April 20th – May 26th, 2019
9:30 – 17:00
Place: Grinpa amusement park
Address: Fuziwara 2427, Susansi, Suno, Shizuoka
Heavenly Tulip Festival: http://www.tenku-hanabatake.com/tulip/en.html
Grinpa Amusement Park: http://www.grinpa.com/en/
Access: For Grinpa amusement park
From JR Tokai line Gotenba station 50 minutes by bus.
From Tomei road Gotenba IC 30 minutes by car.
Parking: parking lots available (1000 Yen)
Cost: 1200 Yen (Adult) 800 Yen (Child)
At the Shizuoka Heavenly Tulip Festival, the colorful tulips and white Fuji mountain will make you excited for sure. Also, some events and food stands will be waiting for you. Nobody becomes disappointed with Shizuoka Heavenly Tulip Festival. Don’t miss this exciting chance to be in a proper place at a perfect time!
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