Fuji Shibazakura festival

You can see the amazing scenery of the pink flower carpet of 800,000 moss phlox with Mount Fuji, 3776 meters Japan’s highest mountain.
This festival is held at Fuji Motosuko Resort near the lake Motosu (one of the Fuji 5 lakes) in Yamanashi prefecture.

8 May 2019

Fuji Shibazakura festival
There are many fields with different flower pattern.

Fuji Shibazakura festival
But I also like a carpet painted all in pink.

8 May 2017

Line at the entrance of Fuji Shibazakura festival
Ticket office in Fuji Shibazakura festival
I arrived here at 7:40a.m.
It took about 1hour and 40minutes from my home in Fujisawa city by the car.
(Before I left home, I checked the visibility of Mt.Fuji by Mount Fuji Web Cam)
People already made a long line to buy an admission ticket!

Entarnce of Fuji Shibazakura festival
Entrance of Fuji Shibazakura festival
The staffs checked the ticket at the entrance gate.

Free maps in Fuji Shibazakura festival
There were free maps written in English,Chinese and Japanese.

Pathway to the main field of Fuji Shibazakura festival
By walking the pathway for 5 – 10 minutes,you can go to the main field.

Fuji Shibazakura festival
Fuji Shibazakura festival
So beautiful!!
The sky might be a little hazed with yellow dust from China in this day, but still gorgeous.

Fuji Shibazakura festival
The bank of the Ryujin-ike pond was especially crowded with people because it was the most beautiful photo spot.

Fuji Shibazakura festival
You can take a picture at here like this.

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My post to Instagram.

Fuji Shibazakura festival
View from the opposite side of Ryujin-ike pond.

Fuji Shibazakura festival
Fuji Shibazakura festival
Fuji Shibazakura festival

富士芝桜まつり #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA


Besides the bank of a pond, there were many beautiful photo spot.

The view from observatory in Fuji Shibazakura festival
The view from observatory.
Though official announced that it was fully bloomed, it wasn’t at their peak.

Fuji Shibazakura festival
There were many sparsely bloomed place like this than I thought.

Little mount Fuji in Fuji Shibazakura festival
Mini mount Fuji was half bloomed.

Fuji Shibazakura Festival
Shoot mini Mount Fuji from distance on the opposite side.

Anemone in Fuji Shibazakura festival
Muscari in Fuji Shibazakura festival
Anyway I enjoyed the beautiful scenery very mush.
Other flowers such as Anemone and Muscari were gorgeous, too.

food stalls in Fuji Shibazakura festival
Food stalls and souvenir shops at Fuji Shibazakura festival
They have many food stalls and souvenir shops.
You can eat & buy various local specialties.

food stalls in Fuji Shibazakura festival
Ticket vending machine in Fuji Shibazakura Festival
Ticket vending machine(English & Chinese are available) of the food stalls.

Free rest area in Fuji Shibazakura festival
Free rest area.
You can eat foods that you bought in the shops and food stalls.

FUJIYAMA SWEETS at Fuji Shibazakura festival
FUJIYAMA SWEETS at Fuji Shibazakura festival
FUJIYAMA SWEETS cafe.
You can eat light meals and sweets with seeing beautiful scenery.

foot bath in Fuji Shibazakura festival
foot bath in Fuji Shibazakura festival
Foot bath(100 yen).

Public lavatory at Fuji Shibazakura festival
Public lavatory.

Fuji Shibazakura festival
According to the local, the peak of the moss phlox were 1 week behind than usual because the beginning of the bloom was delayed.
So I want to visit there in the next week,too.

Information

【Date of visit】
8:00 ~ 10:30 of 8 May 2017.

【Opening hour】
From April 15 2017 to May 28 2017
8:00~17:00
No closing days during festival period.

【Admission Fee】
600 yen for 1 adult.

【Access】
・By Bus
Approx. 30 minutes by Shibazakura Liner shuttle bus from Kawaguchiko station of Fujikyu railway.
1-2 departures per hour.
A 2000 yen ticket includes the return bus fare and the admission fee.

・By Car
30 minutes from Kawaguchiko IC, Chuo Expressway.
There is a parking lot for 1000 cars.
500 yen for a standard vehicle.

Chuo expressway
Chuo expressway
Chuo expressway

Parking lot of Fuji Shibazakura festival
Parking lot


These pictures and videos were taken in the last year..


Fuji Shibazakura festival2016
Fuji Shibazakura festival2016
Fuji Shibazakura festival2016
Fuji Shibazakura festival2016
Fuji Shibazakura festival2016
Fuji Shibazakura festival2016
I went to Fuji Shibazakura Festival near the lake Motosuko in Yamanashi prefecture.
You can see various moss phlox with Mt.Fuji.
They were in half bloom,but I could fully enjoy to see the beautiful scenery!
They have fully bloomed in the end of April.

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