Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Things to do Until Sunday May 30 2021
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While several flower festivals around Japan have been cancelled due to coronavirus, the annual Fuji Shibazakura Festival is still scheduled to run from April 17 to May 30 this year.

With its seemingly endless fields of shibazakura (pink moss) and views of majestic Mt Fuji on the horizon, it's no wonder that this annual spring festival out at Lake Motosu in Yamanashi typically attracts hordes of Tokyoites over Golden Week. In addition to strolling around the expansive flower fields, you can try themed foods like a Mt Fuji-shaped hanpen (fish cake), sakura jelly cider and a plethora of sweets made by a hotel patissiere. Visit the souvenir shop to take home snacks including Yamanashi’s famed shingen mochi wrapped in an exclusive pink Fuji shibazakura packaging.

If you’re thinking of coming by bus, take the 2 hour and 25 minute highway bus (round trip from ¥5,350) that will get you from Busta Shinjuku directly to Fuji Shibazakura Festival. We recommend making reservations in advance because seats can fill up quickly during spring. Otherwise, you can opt to take the two-hour-long Limited Express Fuji Excursion train from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko station (one-way ¥4,130), and hop on the Fuji Shibazakura liner shuttle bus for another 40 minutes to get to the venue.

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Venue name: Fuji Motosuko Resort
Address: 212 Motosu, Fuji Kawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun
Yamanashi prefecture

Transport: Direct highway express bus from Shinjuku Station (2 hours 25 minutes) or 40 min by bus from Kawaguchiko Station (Fuji Kyuko line)
Price: ¥800, children ¥250

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