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Varieties of Flowers You Can See in Japan


Marvelling over the beauty of flowers is one of the simplest joys in this world. If you are a flower enthusiast and lover, you will be happy to know that Japan offers different varieties of flowers. There is more than cherry blossom varieties to see there and it is time that you catch the stunning seas of flowers at different locations.


Singapore has flowers too but nothing can compare to the breath taking views of spring in Japan with all its seas of flowers. When you hear flower viewing, the first thing that comes to your mind is cherry blossoms. There are plenty of beautiful blossoms that you can freely admire. For your next visit, you have to catch the scenic flower sights.

Japanese Plum Blossoms

Its local name is ume. Japanese plum blossoms are abundant during mid-February to March. When you see plum blossoms, it heralds the coming of spring and the first variety of flower to bloom. The best thing about the five-petal plum blossoms is its sweet fragrance not to mention the wide range of hues from white to pink.

For the best view, head to Kairakuen. The gardens here feature practically one hundred plum blossom varieties.

Cherry Blossoms

Its local name is sakura. Cherry blossoms are abundant during late March to April. There is a Japanese practice of flower viewing called hanami. This is to celebrate the fleeting beauty of sakura and ume flowers. Groups gather under the blooming trees to have parties. You should head to Mount Yoshino. It boasts of more than 30,000 cherry blossom trees.


If you are serious about hanami, you have to track the flower forecast before booking your trip.

Pink Moss/Moss Phlox

Its local name is shibazakura. Pink mosses are abundant during mid-April to early May. Pink mosses are known to be creeper plant and it looks like cherry blossom with its five petals. The difference is that it can grow thickly. There is also a Fuji Shibazakura Festival held annually.

Imagine seas of pink moss at the foot of Mount Fuji.


Lavenders are abundant during July. If you want to see fields of lavender, head to the city of Furano. The flowers are harvested to produce lavender scents – the ones used for oils, soaps and other fragrances. You should also head to Farm Tomita, a famous sightseeing spot. If you are not satisfied, you should head to Higashinaka District.

There you go. Flower sightseeing in Japan is a spectacular activity and it should be in your bucket list.


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