Mar/21 - Apr/30 Shiba-Zakura Festival at Tokyo German Village 4.1
from 3/21 '19 to 4/30 '19
Tokyo German Village is a theme park located in Sodegaura, Chiba prefecture and one of the most popular places for viewing Shiba-Zakura. Shiba-Zakura literary means Sakura of Grass because it looks like Sakura. Tokyo German Village has many flower exhibitions and Shiba-Zakura is one of the most popular flower shows.
Approximately 250 thousand white and purple Shiba-Zakura with 5 ha wide is in full bloom on late-March till middle-April, it is like a flower carpet.
Also, the winter illumination event is held until April 7.
Dates: March 21 - April 30, 2019
Hours: 9:30 - 17:00（Last admission: 16:00）
Admission Fee: 800 yen/adult, 400 yen/child
Access: 30 min by bus from JR Sodegaura Station, or 40 min by express bus from Chiba Station
Purposethat you'll never forget,brag,night view,nature,family,cherry blossom viewing,sightseeing,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Sodegaura sta. (about 9.2km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.03 weeks ago
China Lantern Festival was really excellent unfortunately this is a temporary event. This place has got good activity grounds for kids and kids will really enjoy a lot. Really worth the money spent.
5.04 months ago
Super fun place to go! Reminds me of walking down Main Street at Disney Land! You can’t help but smile and be amazed the whole time you are there. There are millions of lights in all kind of different shapes and pictures. Every 15 minutes in the main square there is a music light show which played both Japanese and American songs, super fun! The staff are super helpful and extremely nice. Highly recommend a trip during the light festival in the winter!
4.03 months ago
Compared to places like Leavenworth Washington, this place doesn't have as many Authentic German goods, and the food is overpriced and lackluster.
However, in the spring it is lovely. With gorgeous flowers. And there are tons of activities for kids to participate in, and plenty of open space to run and play.
The illuminations in the winter are tacky. There is too much going on, with no apparent theme. In this case, less is more.
On the other hand, the Chinese lantern festival was absolutely stunning and worth every penny. The vendor stalls offered great food, for a reasonable price.
3.03 months ago
Good winter illumination.
When we visited Chinese lantern festival was going on. Amazing lighting with wire framed structures.
2.02 months ago
Ironically, there is hardly anything "German" about Tokyo German Village.
They seem to be famous mainly for their illumination (which I agree was quite exstensive) and had a few activity shops (stained-glass making, name plate making, etc.) which would greatly entertain children but if you visit here hoping to get a taste of Germany, I think you may be disappointed.
One of the things I was most looking forward to was eating German food. I was highly annoyed at the reality of there being nowhere to eat anything remotely German, everything were things you'd find at any highway service area eatery in Japan. They had some sausages, but none of them were even authentic German sausages.
Overall, the village has plenty of things that could entertain children and nice illumination so this place may be a good place for a family day out. Personally, I did not enjoy too much as reality did not meet expectations.