Winter Flowers – the most famous plum blossom festival in Kanto and the best 3 spots to embrace yourself with plum in Tokyo.

2016/06/17 10:44 297 views

Though a freezing cold week has just gone, many Hong Kong people are already longing for the cherry blossoms season to come. While waiting why not treat yourself with the plum blossoms first?🌸

Plum blossom season is a bit earlier than cherry, it generally blooms between mid Feb to mid March that is why plum is always a sign of the arrival of spring. In early springtime, plum is seen everywhere in Tokyo, this time we will bring you to the most famous plum blossom festival in Kanto and the best 3 spots to embrace yourself with plum in Tokyo.

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Ibaraki Mito Plum Festival

Address: Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture Tokiwa-cho 1-3-3

 ( JR Joban line Mito Station North Exit interchange to No. 4 or No. 6 bus stop Kairakuen bus line)

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Plum Festival period: 20/2 / 2016 to 31/3 /2016

Opening hours: 6:00 – 19:00

Admission Free (individual event will be charged)

 

Ibaraki Mito Plum Festival is said to be the most famous plum festival in Kanto. There are around 3000pcs of plum, imagine the spectacular sight when all the plums in full bloom and a Miss Plum Beauty Pageant Contest will be held there too.

The night plum walk is one of the highlights of the festival. Starting from 6/3 to 22/3, lights will be lit up after sunset till 21:00, a night of “ Night Plum Festival” will be held. The climax of the festival is the specially designed fireworks and lights. Which night is it? I am afraid the exact date of this event is being kept untold in every year. It all depends on your luck, but there is a tendency that this event was held more likely on Saturdays.

Plum attraction spots in Tokyo

1. Yushima Tenmangu

Address: Tokyo Bunkyo Yushima 3-30-1 (get off at Tokyo Mtero Chiyoda Line Yushima Station Exit #3, walk for 2 mins)

 

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Plum Festival period: 8 /2 / 2016 to 8/3 /2016

Admission Free (individual event will be charged)

 

The total number of plums here is around 300pcs, mainly “White Kaga”. Due to the easily accessible location, the Yushima Tenmangu is a very famous plum attraction spot in Tokyo. During the festival period, on every Saturday and Sunday, stalls are opened and special celebrations events like parade and the Japanese Tea ceremony will be held. Forecasting this year blossom time is in early March.

There is a “Night Plum” light up event between 17.00 to 19.00; it is the only place in Tokyo, which offers night plum with lights. This is a cannot -miss attraction spot to see a different look of plum.In addition, Yushima Tenmangu worships the “God of Yushima” – the knowledge of god in Japan, that is the reason why people come to Tenmangu and pray for academic results. It would be great to enjoy plum blossoms and visit the shrine at the same time.

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Hane Wood Park

Address : Tokyo Setagaya Shirota 4-38-52 ( 5 mins walk from Odakyu Plum Hill Station )

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Plum Festival period: 11 /2 / 2016 to 6/3 /2016

Admission Free (individual event will be charged)

 

The total number of plums is around 650pcs, mainly red plum. Since the park has the largest number of plums, it is also a great attraction plum spot in Tokyo. During the festival period, on every Saturday and Sunday, different kinds of stalls are opened, such as stalls selling Plum Cakes and some even offer free green tea and sweet wine.

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Shinjuku Imperial Academy

Address : Naito-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo 11 ( 10 mins walk from JR Shinjuku area South Exit)

No plum festival

Admission : Adult 200 YEN

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Thinking to squeeze in a plum blossoms short trip into your tight itiniery? There is no place better than Shinjuku Imperial Academy. Since the location is close to city center, even though there is no plum festival in the park, still attracts many plum blossoms lovers. This quiet and peaceful area is a hidden gem in Tokyo, with a Japanese designed garden, which consists around 350pcs of plums.
Do pay a visit to the above attractions if coming to Tokyo in this winter, and enjoy the unbeatable sight of plum blossoms.

 

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