Takashimizu Natural Park

Takashimizu Natural Park

Himesayuri, a kind of lily, blooms at Takashimizu Natural Park from mid-June to early July. This park is located on a mountain, at an elevation of 850 m. One million Himesayuri flowers grow wild across approximately 7 hectares of land. It's said that Takashimizu Natural Park is the largest Himesayuri flower park in Japan.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://www.kanko-aizu.com/miru/544/(Japanese)
Best Season
  • Summer
Opening Hours

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Entrance Fee300 yen to enter the Himesayuri fields
Related infoSeason: Mid-Jun to early Jul.
Access Details
Access4298−12 Nagaikesawaguchi, Sakai, Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu District, Fukushima Pref.
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Getting there

By Car: 1 hour drive from Aizu-Tajima Sta.

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