late-May till early-July, 2019 Hydrangea and Iris Festival in Nabana no Sato

Sightseeing information about late-May till early-July, 2019 Hydrangea and Iris Festival in Nabana no Sato in Japan.

late-May till early-July, 2019 Hydrangea and Iris Festival in Nabana no Sato3.6

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 from 5/4 '19 to 7/7 '19


Located about 30 minutes away by car from Nagoya is the "Nabana no Sato", a flower theme park focused on flowers and is part of the Nagashima Onsen resort area, in Kuwana-city, Mie Prefecture. The Nabana no Sato grounds are home to numerous sections dedicated to flowers and the types of flowers will change throughout the year. The biggest yearly showing of flowers is the big hydrangea display in early summer.

Hydrangea and Iris Festival is held from late-May till early-July
Hydrangea: about 50 kinds of 70,000 hydrangeas
Iris: about 200 kinds of 8,000 irises
About a 2.5ha hydrangea garden is one of the biggest in Japan.

At night, Hydrangea Road is lit up, it's so fantastic!
In addition, you can see the fireflies during the festival.
During Fireflies season (5/25 - 6/23), Nabana no Sato opens until 22PM.

Access: 10 mns by bus from Kuwana Station
Admission: 1,600yen/adult, free for kids under elementary school age

*Please check the official website for the latest information

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4.02 months ago

If you love plants and illuminations, this is the place! Possibly one of the best in Japan. The location, however, is a bit far off from other large cities / famous sites, so you do have to make a special trip to visit the Nabana no Sato. I have visited the site three times, and it is packed every single time. Bring something to drink and a jacket, as it can get pretty cold at night from the fall season onward. Also wear comfy shoes since there will be a lot of walking involved.

¥2,300 for the admission ticket during the fall and winter seasons, but it comes with a ¥1,000 voucher. If you want to visit the Begonia Garden, it costs exactly ¥1,000; so you can use the voucher, or spend it on gifts / food at other shops inside instead. Illumination starts at 17:20. Recommend arriving by 16:00 to check out the Begonia Garden and other flowers before the illumination. The projection mapping is absolutely stunning and a must see.

I do wish that there are more places to sit inside to let people rest. The huge crowd also makes it very difficult to capture professional photos / videos. But it is highly recommended for couples and families. The older folks who enjoy plants would love it especially during the daytime when there is less people.

5.0a month ago

By far the best winter illumination I’ve ever been in Japan. It’s a combination of lights and flower garden with arrays of beautiful flowers . I’m in awe of the beauty of nature and the lights. Great place for quality time with your family and friends. The place is kinda secluded and gets too crowded depending on the time you go there. There’s a light show and everything is so beautiful. If you’ll go to Japan you must visit this place. You won’t regret going here. There’s a souvenir shops and food stalls.

4.0in the last week

Beautiful garden lights. It was much nicer than I expected.

4 stars as entry ticket can only be paid in cash as no credit card is accepted.

Shops and restaurants in the park do accept credit card.

Note that the bus ride back to Nagoya at night is very busy so expect to wait for more then one bus.

5.0a month ago

One of the most beautiful illumination spots in Japan. A must visit place if you happen to be in Kyoto mid October - May.

Entrance ticket ¥3,300/ person ($31.50) inclusive of roundtrip train tickets, bus & ¥1,000 meal coupon which you can use at restaurant inside the park.

Tips: try to come before the illumination starts. On a clear day, the sunset adds dramatic background for the illumination.

4.0a month ago

Nabana no Sato is a good place to visit. It is a relax place to visit for the entire family. It has light exhibit. So it will be good to visit late in the afternoon until night time. Even though there are lots of people when we visited the place, it was still easy to go around the place because it has a big area for everyone. The venue is so well layout that you won't miss any part of the garden.