There's no doubt that one of the best times to visit Japan is during the Sakura season, where pink cherry blossoms burst into bloom all across the country from late March to early May. Celebrating the blooming of sakuras with hanami parties is the quintessential Japanese thing to do in spring, but if you can’t travel during that period to enjoy the blooms, don't fret. There are other flower seasons to look out for in May and June. Check out these other flower seasons and note some of the best flower parks in Japan where you can view assorted blooms.
Nemophila / Rurikarakusa
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Nemophila Blooming Season: late April to early May
Nemophila is a pale blue blossom that transforms green fields into a blue paradise from late April to May. The Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki on the east coast of Japan is a park famous for showcasing beautiful flowers throughout the year, but they are most well known for their Nemophila fields. Climb up Miharashi Hill to enjoy a scenery filled with over five million tiny stalks of Nemophila and a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.
Hitachi Seaside Park
605-4 Onuma-aza, Mawatari, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture
Moss Phlox / Shibazakura
Moss Phlox Blooming Season: mid-April to late May
If you can’t get enough of the pinks of Sakura blooms, you might want to stick around for the Moss Phlox blooming season that starts in mid-April and lasts till the end of May. The Fuji Shibazakura Festival is one of the most popular events to visit where you can catch 800,000 flowers in full bloom, looking like pretty strips of pink and white against the spectacular backdrop of Mount Fuji.
212 Fujigane, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture