Four Must-visit Hanami Spots in the Suburbs of the Kanto Region during the Golden Week
Japanese people enjoy several continuous days of holiday between late April and early May, which are called the Golden Week in Japan. Then various regions of Japan will be bustling with crowded vacationers. Our careful selection finds that, in the suburbs of the Kanto region, the following four hanami spots seem most worth your visit during the Golden Week.
1. Hitsujiyama Park: a Pink Flower Carpet, a Fantastic Scene of Shibazakura!
Situated in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, Hitsujiyama Park (about 80-minute ride from Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo) has much to recommend it as it commands a magnificent view of rolling Mount Buko (a symbol of Chichibu), shibazakura (moss pink or moss phlox) and the blue sky which lend beauty and glamor to each other.
2. Hitachi Seaside Park: a Blue Flower Carpet, a Fantastic Scene of Baby Blue-Eyes!
Situated in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Hitachi Seaside Park (an around 120-minute ride from Tokyo Station) boasts a beautiful sea of lovely blue baby blue-eyes and golden rape blossoms. Visitors can hardly tell baby blue-eyes and the blue sky apart!
3. Showa Kinen Park: a Flower Carpet in Orange and Golden, a Fantastic Scene of Rape Blossoms and Iceland Poppy Blossoms!
Situated in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Showa Kinen Park (Showa Memorial Park, about 60-minute ride from Tokyo Station) features an orange carpet of Iceland poppy blossoms and a golden carpet of rape blossoms. A variety of flowers will be in full bloom between late April and early May!
4. Ashikaga Flower Park: Curtains in Purple and White, a Fantastic Scene of Wisteria!
Situated in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, Ashikaga Flower Park (around 100-minute ride from Tokyo Station) presents a fantastic spectacle: more than one gorgeous curtains, made of numerous purple wisterias & white wisterias and rooted in trellises, hang in the air. A seemingly endless white wisteria tunnel in the Park also offers countless amazing views!
The nearly 80-km white wisteria tunnel stretches before your eyes and creates a dreamlike scene!