Sakura may be Japan’s most famous blossoms, but that doesn’t mean their other petal-y compatriots should be overlooked! Many places come alive with color during springtime, and different festivals across the country are held to celebrate the beauty of the flowers. Here are a few Tokyo flower festivals worth checking out.
Note that some locations are a few hours away from Tokyo, so it’s a good idea to schedule a day trip if you want to make the most of your time.
1. Shibazakura (moss phlox)
Shibazakura at Chichibu.
Where to see them: Mt. Fuji, Yamanashi, and Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.
Mount Fuji shibazakura festival
Blooming from mid-April to late May, these pink, white, magenta, and light purple flowers thickly cover t
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