Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hitsujiyama Park - Chichibu

Hitsujiyama Koen
Japan offers lots of flowers to enjoy in spring. Although Sakura season is over, the Shibazakura (Moss Pink or Phlox Subulata) season is at its peak. Hitsujiyama Park is one of the most popular Shibazakura viewing spots in Japan. For people who like flowers, this area is a must see.


Chichibu
In order to get to Hitsujiyama Park, you can hop on the Seibu-Chichibu Line train from Ikebukuro and get off at Seibu-Chichibu. It is a two-hour trip so make sure you bring something to make your trip enjoyable.

Chichibu
From Seibu-Chichibu station you could take a bus to the park.

Chichibu
Or if you prefer to walk, it takes 30 minutes.

Chichibu

Chichibu
There are plenty of shrines to see in Chichibu. One of them is Chichibu Shrine, an ancient shrine.

Chichibu

Chichibu

Chichibu

Chichibu

Chichibu
Sacred tree in Imamiya Temple.

Chichibu
There are about 34 Sacred Temples in Chichibu if you are interested on doing the pilgrimage.

Meow !
Meow !

Washoku Steak
Washoku Steak and Danbo for lunch.

Hitsujiyama Koen
The main destination, Hitsujiyama Koen. The park opens from 8AM to 5PM and the admission fee is 300 yen.

Hitsujiyama Koen
When you entering the place, you will definitely amazed by the carpet of flowers. Beautiful place !

Hitsujiyama Koen
The park has 9 varieties of Shibazakura. It covers 16,500 square meters and has more than 400,000 flowers.

Danbo and Shibazakura
Danbo in Heaven.

Happiness

Happiness
You can still enjoy Shibazakura until Golden Week. Go there early in the morning so there will be fewer people.

6 comments:

Protocol Snow said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Reminds me of Farm Tomita in Hokkaido

stephanie said...

marvelous pictures as always :)
favorit gue yang danbo in heaven..
pengennya bisa gitu juga heheh..

chun said...

So damn amazing :) Danbo looks very comfortable in those fuwa fuwa flowers XD

dans said...

Thanks, everyone ! It took lots of efforts to drag Danbo from heaven back to earth. XD

@Protocol Snow: Farm Tomita looks gorgeous ! Will definitely visit that place if I visit Hokkaido !

mR.hoho said...

nice pictures, went here few days ago but cant seem to enjoy because of too many people (golden week).

Patricia said...

Hi, my name is Patrícia from Curitiba (Brazil). I loved the photos and that place is really amazing! I have some pictures in my blog "Diário Urbano", that means "Urban Diary" (http://diariourbano.com.br/).

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