Spring

Nagasaki Shirakimine Kogen – Enjoy Seeing Cherry Blossoms in a Kogen!

KIKI

Writer

When you are tired of hectic life in the city, you probably would like to go see the nature. In spring, many people go and see cherry blossoms in Japan. As you already know, there are tons of events or festivals related to sakura in Japan. Even though shops, food courts, and events provide you with a great time, you may just wander around and enjoy seeing the blossoms. In addition,, do you have an interest in Japanese culture? If you would like to see them both, Shirakimine Kogen will bring you a great opportunity to see the cherry blossoms while making it vivid how much Japanese people like doing that.

The Origin

The feature of the park is a high hill in the middle, where the cherry blossoms add to the place a lot of pink in spring. Besides, you can enjoy the view of the Ariake sea and Unzen. Although the field with approximately 100,000 plants of mustard in spring is more famous in the park, you will have a wonderful time seeing cherry blossoms as well.

Festival Breakdown

The event is held from the late March through early April in Shirakimine town, Isahaya city, Nagasaki prefecture. The event takes place until the cherry blossoms are over. The cherry trees add the sacred but dynamic atmosphere to the place. Cherry trees have been waiting for you and added pink color to the spot. Thus, it is worth seeing the scene of the pink lanterns and a yellow carpet of mustard in the early April if you have a chance.

Things to Do at the Event

While walking around the hill, you will be astonished at seeing how beautiful the cherry blossoms and field mustards are covering the space. Cherry blossoms add the scared flavor to the spot. Additionally, field mustards add cheerful yellow color to the location. Thus, you will be excited as you probably think that the spring has come. You can just walk around the place to enjoy seeing the nature surrounding the spot and feeling the gentle atmosphere the spring brings you.

 

You will also feel the place is so fresh since wind from Ariake Sea brings the clean and refreshing air.
At this plateau, you will see people having a cozy time: some people may just walk around and look at the trees, while others concentrate on staying in one place and taking pictures. As the location is so beautiful, you may feel like to take pictures too. If so, don’t hesitate to do it, or you might miss the best shot!

Details and Access

Dates: from late March to early April
Place: In and around Shirakimine Kogen.
Entrance fee: 100 Yen
Home Page (Japanese only): http://www.isahaya-kankou.com/spot?mid=709
Address: Shirakimine Kogen. Shirakimine town, Isahaya city, Nagasaki

Access

For Shirakimine Kogen

From JR Kyushu line Isahaya station about 20 min. drive
Parking lots are available. <300 Yen>

Closing Remarks

Even though people like to take part in activities and festivals, sometimes you may feel like you want to see the nature. In addition, this event let you know how beautiful cherry blossoms are and how magnificent a Japanese plateau can be. When you visit Nagasaki in spring, don’t miss an excellent opportunity to visit this area as it is worth seeing at least once in a lifetime.

Enjoy Sakura in Japan!

Cherry blossoms are an essential part of Japanese culture. And, viewing cherry blossoms (Hanami) is very popular in Japan during the spring. This is because cherry blossoms, which the Japanese call “Sakura” are stunning at this season.

If you are planning to visit Japan this spring and want to discover more cherry blossoms spots in Kyoto area, please check the following article. It’s covering the best Hanami spots in the old capital and provides you with the essential information, so you can get the most from your Sakura trip!

Here’s the link. URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/2566/ 

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. It will be a miss if you don’t visit Osaka to see cherry blossoms when you are in the Kansai area in spring. Please check the following article to find out the best cherry blossoms viewing spots in Osaka and Kansai!

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/events/osaka-kansai-cherry-blossoms-spots-sakura-festivals-feel-spring 

Kyoto and Osaka have many beautiful spots to see Cherry blossoms. However, other areas also have excellent places for hanami. Tokyo features many of those spots as well! If you are in Tokyo around spring and looking for a place to see cherry blossoms, Why don’t you check the following article?

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/1805/

Would You Like to Know How to Enjoy a Japanese Festival Even More?

A lot of people when they get to a Matsuri for the first time feel a bit lost. They confuse about what is happening around. If you are new to Japanese Festivals or want to know an alternative way of how you can enjoy these events, the following article will provide you with a set of helpful tips on how to choose a proper festival and activities you should try there. Please don`t hesitate to take a look at it!

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/5363/

Did You Know That There is a Festival Every Day Somewhere in Japan?

Japan is a country of festivals indeed. Matsuri is an essential part of traditional Japanese culture. Thus, every day somewhere in Japan a festival takes place. There are traditional and modern festivals, on the sea and on the ground, in summer and winter. Japanese are hardworking people. However, when you attend at least one festival in Japan, you will understand how locals like to party. The article under the link below will introduce you to a celebration on any day of the year. I am sure you will find an event that suits your interests utmost!

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/6572/

KIKI

I have studied much about Japan to pass the tour guide test. I enjoy speaking English to tell the international tourists about “Real Japan”.

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