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Flower Festival - Azalea, wisteria, spring maples

A vision of flowers writ large across 120+ acres
The season when Mifuneyama Rakuen looks its finest

Apr 9 - May 6 2018

8:00 - 18:30

A carpet of flowers thatched by 200,000 azaleas

A carpet of flowers thatched by 200,000 azaleas

Far and away the signature sight of Mifuneyama Rakuen is the bowl-shaped azalea valley. Like a veritable carpet of flowers, the area is thick with azaleas of all colors and is a stunning vista.

A carpet of flowers thatched by 200,000 azaleas

There are approximately 200,000 azaleas of different types, such as the Kurume and Hirado varietals. To the side of the Hagino Ochaya tea house is a large wisteria estimated to be 170 years old. A true expanse of flowers spreading in every direction will delight your senses.

A carpet of flowers thatched by 200,000 azaleas

A carpet of flowers thatched by 200,000 azaleas

The budding new leaves are referred to as "spring foliage," in reference to the foliage of autumn. Their pale, translucent quality is beautiful and as lovely as their fall cousins. When illuminated at night, the area is bathed in an enchanting mood.

A carpet of flowers thatched by 200,000 azaleas

A flower viewing platform has been installed to the left of Mt. Mifune to great acclaim, allowing you to stroll the grounds surrounded by greenery. It stands about 30 meters above ground and gives you a truly magnificent view of the azaleas. At night, when the area is illuminated, it becomes even more beautiful. The best time to see the flowers there is from late April to late May.

A carpet of flowers thatched by 200,000 azaleas

Over the 172 years since Mifuneyama Rakuen was opened, the valley of Kurume azaleas, blooming off the cliff of the gardens, have played a central role. They are also prominent in the Flower Festival in spring. The bowl-shaped, undulating landscape and rich vistas on display are a pleasure to gaze at. The illumination at night is also well worth a visit.

Haginoo Ochaya Tea House

Haginoo Ochaya Tea House

Open to the public during the Flower Festival, Hagino Ochaya Tea House is pleased to offer its konacha and kushi-dango set (powder tea and skewered sweet dumplings).

Restaurant Saijiki

Restaurant Saijiki

Enjoy a meal while viewing the gardens of Mifuneyama. It is our pleasure to offer dishes such as Saga black wagyu and Wakakusu pork hamburgers and steak sets.

Chaya Bar

Chaya Bar

Guests staying at Onyado Chikurintei and Mifuneyama Kanko Hotel are welcome to patronize the Chaya Bar, which comes into being inside Hagino Ochaya Tea House.
22:00-25:00
(Last order: 12:30 a.m.)

Overview

Dates
Apr 9 - May 6 2018
Days closed
Open seven days (also during rainy weather)
Hours
8:00 - 18:30
Admission
Daytime & Night : ¥700 for adults, ¥300 for elementary school student and preschool children
※ Garden entrance is free of charge for guests staying at Onyado Chikurintei and Mifuneyama Kanko Hotel
※ Please contact us regarding group rates
Please note:
Drone aerial photography is prohibited. Your cooperation is much appreciated.

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