Fuji Shibazakura Festival

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  1. Fuji Shibazakura
    Photo: Fuji KyukoFuji Shibazakura Festival
  2. Fuji Shibazakura
    Photo: Fuji Kyuko
  3. Fuji Peter Rabbit English Garden
    Photo: Fuji Kyuko
  4. Fuji Peter Rabbit English Garden
    Photo: Fuji Kyuko
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Time Out says

The annual Fuji Shibazakura Festival is returning this spring with a staggering 500,000 pink, purple and white blooms from April 13 to May 26. With its seemingly endless fields of shibazakura (pink moss) and view 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 the eight kinds of shibazakura, you’ll get to see other colourful blooms like cherry blossoms, grape hyacinth, poppy anemone and forsythia. While you’re here, it’s also worth checking out the adjacent Peter Rabbit-themed English Garden, decorated with around 300 kinds of plants as well as figurines of the characters from the storybook. 

One of the best ways to get here is by highway bus. A round-trip ticket including festival entry fee starts from ¥7,800, with the bus departing from Bus Terminal Shinjuku, Mark City Shibuya, Futakotamagawa Rise and Tokyo Station. It takes you directly to the Fuji Shibazakura Festival in around two and a half hours. We recommend making reservations in advance because seats can fill up quickly during spring.

Otherwise, you can opt for the two-hour-long Limited Express Fuji Excursion train from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko Station, and hop on the Fuji Shibazakura liner shuttle bus for another 50 minutes to get to the venue.

Details

Event website:
www.shibazakura.jp
Address:
Fuji Motosuko Resort
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:
April 13-26 & May 13-26 ¥1,000, children ¥500; April 27-May 12 ¥1,300, children ¥700
Opening hours:
Hours vary by day

Dates and times

00:00Fuji Motosuko Resort April 13-26 & May 13-26 ¥1,000, children ¥500; April 27-May 12 ¥1,300, children ¥700
00:00Fuji Motosuko Resort April 13-26 & May 13-26 ¥1,000, children ¥500; April 27-May 12 ¥1,300, children ¥700
00:00Fuji Motosuko Resort April 13-26 & May 13-26 ¥1,000, children ¥500; April 27-May 12 ¥1,300, children ¥700
00:00Fuji Motosuko Resort April 13-26 & May 13-26 ¥1,000, children ¥500; April 27-May 12 ¥1,300, children ¥700
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