Ja no Hana Gardens

Ja no Hana Gardens

The Ja no Hana Gardens (蛇の鼻) are located in Motomiya, in the central area of Fukushima. From spring to autumn, this vast park features a display of natural wonders like cherry blossoms, wisteria, roses, hydrangeas, water lilies, and autumn leaves. It is particularly famous for its 500-year-old wisteria tree that typically blooms in May.

There is also a historical residence, Ja no Hana-goten (Ja no Hana mansion), which is a registered tangible cultural property of Japan. Built in 1904, the impressive residence has intricate wooden carvings in the front entrance, and houses artworks and calligraphy works, often housing exhibitions. Visitors can enter the house and look at the artwork up close.

Best season:

  • Cherry blossoms: Early to late April
  • Tulips: April to early May
  • Peonies: Early to mid May
  • Japanese wisteria: Early to late May
  • Azaleas: Early to mid May
  • Roses: Most varieties reach their peak around late May; from then until November, other varying kinds might be in bloom
  • Water lilies: June to July
  • Autumn leaves: Late October to November

Venue Details

Venue Details

reserve@janohana.com | 0243-34-2036

Best Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Opening Hours

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Closes at 4:30 p.m. in November). December 1 to March 31: Ja no Hana is usually open between 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; however, please note that the park might be closed temporarily or the opening hours might change due to weather conditions or absence of staff. If you are planning to visit during this time, please inquire in advance.

December 28 to January 6

Entrance FeeGeneral admission: 800 yen (children: 400 yen). For groups of 20 or more: 700 yen per person (children: 300 yen). For groups of 40 or more: 600 yen per person (children: 200 yen).
Access Details
Access38 Motomiya Janohana, Motomiya City, Fukushima 969-1158
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Getting there

By taxi: Approx. 10 minutes by taxi from the Motomiya Station (JR Tohoku line)

By car: Approx. 30 minutes by car from Koriyama Station via Prefectural Routes 288 and 4.

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