“….Now that the spring is in the air
with the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there…” – westlife
What do you have in mind about spring? Flowers that blooming everywhere? The time to take sakura picture and have hanami party? So maybe spring identic with “enjoying the flowers”. In Nagoya we can more enjoying spring flower in the festivals that are held. So what kind of festival are they? Below are spring festivals that you can enjoy until next month. Enjoy the spring!
What is happening in Tsuruma park after cheery blossom bloomed? There will be rose gardens in May and blue garden in late May until June. Here, you will see a big range of beautiful flowers with a lot of varieties. Other than that, there will be concert, tea ceremonies and some interesting activities. So don’t miss it!
Schedule: March 27 – June 14, 2015
Location: Tsuruma Park, Subway Tsurumai-Line Tsurumai station Exit 4
JR Chuo-Line Tsurumai station.
In this park, amount to 3800 cherry trees (in 100 kinds) are blooming. Also, in this area you can also enjoy hiking through the forest and hill.
Schedule: Late March to early May
Location: Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Admission: Subway Higashiyama Line Higashiyama-Koen station, 3 miniute-walk from Exit 3
Admission: 500 yen
Good news! The spring festival here is prolonged until first week of May. The sakura here is beautiful with special lighting. Here you can also the beautiful castle and tea ceremony (with additional charge)
Schedule: March – May 6
Location: Nagoya Castle, Subway Meijo-Line Shiyakusho station
Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me-Guru Nagoya Castle station
Admission: 500 yen
Held at Wakamiya Hachiman-sha shrine, this festival is the one from three big festivals. Currently there is only one float that remain which called Fukurokujyu-sha.
Schedule: May 15 – 16, 2015
Location: Wakamiya Hachiman-sha (Wakamita Hachiman shrine)