Fuji Shibazakura Festival, the best place to see Mt Fuji in spring!

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  • If you want to visit the symbol of Japan: Mount Fuji, you should definitely visit Fuji Shibazakura Festival. Shibazakura, which roughly translates to “grass cherry blossoms” can be found to be in full bloom at the base of Mount Fuji during April and May.

    Shibazakura Festival

    The festival starts mid-April and continues every day from 9AM to 5PM until the end of May. (*The date and time are subject to change due to the flowering conditions) If you are visiting from abroad, I suggest that you do not visit the park during the first week of May as it is Golden Week in Japan (a national holiday) and the park can get quite crowded.

    There are more than 800,000 shibazakura of five different types in bloom in the park during the festival, painting the landscape in various shades of pink, white and purple. This is definitely a sight that you do not want to miss. You would be able to take a great photo of both shibazakura and Mount Fuji from almost any location within the park.

    At this festival, you can also enjoy a wide range of foods from around the Fuji area while enjoying the view of Mount Fuji and shibazakura. Mt. Fuji Delicious Foods Festival is held in the park at the same time and features delicious foods such as Fujinomiya Yakisoba, Yoshida Udon and Fujiyama Taiyaki. These are only three of the many different types of gourmet available at the Mt. Fuji Delicious Foods Festival and you would not be able to find these foods elsewhere.

    Fujinomiya yakisoba

    Yoshida Udon

    Fujiyama Taiyaki

    If you have a chance, please try visiting Fuji Shibazakura Festival! It is definitely one of the best ways to see Mount Fuji.

    You can access Fuji Shibazakura Festival by car, train or bus. Check more information on their website!

    Shiba-sakura Festival website