If you’re not able to catch the elusive sakura blossoms this year, there are plenty of places around Japan and other parts of Asia to view flowers in spring time. Here are some recommended parks and festivals to check out.
Tulips in Toyama, Japan
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Japan’s tulip season happens from late April to early May. The town of Tonami Toyama Prefecture is a leading producer of tulip bulbs in the country.
For visitors, Tonami Tulip Park is one of the most famous places in Japan to see the these stunning flowrs – we’re talking about three million bulbs of 300 varieties. Look out for the Valley of Flowers, a 30m corridor of 4m high tulips. The 2023 Tonami Tulip fair takes place here from 22 April to 5 May. During this period, free shuttle buses will connect the Tonami Tulip Park with JR Tonami Station. This place is around eight hours from Tokyo.
For something closer to the capital, you can visit the Sakura Furusato Hiroba in Chiba Prefecture, which also has a beautiful showcase of colourful tulips.
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