1. Hitachi Seaside Park
    Photo: Hitachi Seaside Park
  2. Sakura Tulip Festa
    Photo: Sakura citySakura Tulip Festa, Sakura Furusato Square

5 best places to see tulips in and around Tokyo

Head to these parks and gardens to capture some of spring’s most colourful flowers

Kaila Imada
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Kaila Imada
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Cherry blossoms aren’t the only thing blooming in Tokyo this spring. Tulips are one of the many beautiful flowers popping up in and around the city between March and April. The colourful little bulbs come in hundreds of varieties and the gardens around Tokyo sure know how to show them off. 

The flowers are often associated with the Netherlands, and that’s true in Japan, too. So if you’re picturing rolling fields of tulips set against a backdrop of spinning windmills, you’re in for a treat. Many of these photogenic parks aim to replicate that scene, right down to the old Dutch windmill. Read on for the best spots to see these stunning spring flowers.

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Tulips blooming throughout April

Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa is famous for its beautiful flowers growing year-round. Head out for a visit during spring and enjoy the stunning tulip garden filled with approximately 250,000 tulips of 267 varieties. The garden is manicured and set amongst lush nature with some flower beds nestled along flowing streams and towering cherry blossom trees. The colourful tulips just add to that picture-perfect landscape.

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Sakura Tulip Festa March 26 to April 24

Sakura Furusato Square in Chiba is home to Kanto's largest tulip festival, featuring approximately 550,000 blooms of 80 different varieties. The flowers are planted over the sprawling area which also includes a lovely Dutch-style windmill – making that perfect photo spot. During the festival, there are numerous food trucks, stalls and live organ performances on weekends. You can also pick tulips to take home for just ¥500.

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Mid- to late April

The tulip garden at Hitachi Seaside Park is nestled amongst the pine woodlands of the expansive park known as Tamago no Mori. The grounds feature both early and late blooming varieties which are grown together to produce beautiful flower beds that change over the season. To give you an idea of how large the garden is, there are a whopping 260,000 tulips planted here in 230 different varieties. 

Akebonoyama Agriculture Park
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Akebonoyama Agriculture Park

Mid- to late April

This gorgeous park in Chiba prefecture is worth the trek out of Tokyo just to see 160,000 colourful tulips planted around a charming wooden windmill. The flowers are arranged in unique designs every year, and there are also numerous other flowers you can enjoy on your visit. Unfortunately, Akebonoyama’s annual Tulip Festival has been cancelled this year, but you can still stop by the park to enjoy the blooms.

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Early to mid-April

Come spring, numerous parks and gardens around Yokohama are bursting with colourful flowers – especially tulips. ​​To see these blooming bulbs, you can stop by Yokohama Park, Nihon Odori, Shinko Central Square and Yamashita Park. These areas are all completely free to visit and you’ll find 120,000 red, pink, orange and yellow tulips planted at Yokohama Park.

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