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What is the Fuji Shibazakura Festival? About 800,000 Shibazakura, or “moss phlox,” more than anywhere else in the Greater Tokyo region, bloom in an expansive site at the base of Mt. Fuji. It is a festival of flowers which gives color to Mt. Fuji through contrast with their gorgeous colors.

Dates / Hours

From Saturday April 14, 2018 to Sunday May 27, 2018
8:00 to 17:00

*The dates and hours may be changed, depending on the flowering conditions.

Entrance fees / Parking fees

Entrance fees

Individuals Groups (15 or more)
Adults (middle school or older) 600 yen 500 yen
Children (3 or older) 250 yen 200 yen

*Pets may not be brought into the festival.

Online Tickets Group reservations

Parking fees

Standard vehicle 500 yen
Large vehicle 2,000 yen
Motor bike 300 yen

*When the parking lot is full, we may ask you to park in the nearby temporary parking areas.

*The roads around the site can become extremely crowded during the Fuji Shibazakura Festival. Please use public transportation (trains, buses) as much as possible.

Location

Fuji Motosuko Resort

212 Motosu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru Yamanashi

*The resort is not actually on the shores of Lake Motosu.
*Enter “Fuji Motosuko Resort” if using in-car navigation.
- If that does not show it, enter “Motosu Highland.”
- If searching by phone number, use “0555-89-2127.”
If your display says “Motosu Highland” you will be heading to the right place.


Parking: Approx. 1,500 spaces (fee charged)


Access

Sponsor / Supporters

Sponsor/ Fuji Shibazakura Festival Executive Committee
Supporters/ Fujikawaguchiko Town, Five Lakes Tourism Federation

Park Map

Park Map

What is Shibazakura (moss phlox)?

Shibazakura (scientific name: Phlox subulata) is a perennial of the family Polemoniaceae, and a species of phlox.
From April to May, it blooms in small blossoms of around 1.5 cm diameter, in red, pink, white, or purple. Native to North America, it is also known as “Moss Phlox” Noted for the resemblance of its flowers to cherry blossoms, it is a creeper plant, covering the ground like a lawn, and thus it is called “lawn cherry” (shiba-zakura) in Japanese. This feature makes it a popular choice for edgings or ground cover.

Types of Shibazakura in the Festival

McDaniel’s Cushion

McDaniel’s Cushion

This Shibazakura cultivar has large flowers, with dark pink petals, giving it a strong presence. Native to North America, it is noted for its resistance to cold.

Mont-Blanc

Mont-Blanc

This cultivar is exemplary of white moss pink. The leaves have a yellow-green coloring, which makes it easy to distinguish this one from other varieties.
Even when the flowers are not in bloom, it gives off a bright impression.

Autumn Rose

Autumn Rose

Its rose-pink color has led it to be called the “Pink Shibazakura.” Willowy and elegant, full of feminine gentleness, it brings to mind graceful pink clouds.

Tama-no-Nagare

Tama-no-Nagare

The petals are edged with white borders, giving them the appearance of beautiful spotted patterns, like pink pinstripes. From a distance they look like clusters of crested ibis pink (dark pink) tinged with skin tones.

Oakington Blue-Eyes

Oakington Blue-Eyes

The “Oakington” part of the name comes from an orchid which displays a soft purple color. The petals are a dark red-purple, and seduces viewers into a world of romantic beauty. The center of the flower is strongly tinted blue, giving a sense of purity.

Giant Rose

Giant Rose

Scarlet Frame

Scarlet Frame

Little Dot

Little Dot

Limited-Availability Souvenirs

Fujiyama Cookies
Fujiyama Cookies
Baumkuchen
Baumkuchen
Sponge cake
Sponge cake
Sea sedge Chips
Sea sedge Chips
Sugar cane syrup flavor
Sugar cane syrup flavor
Strawberry rice cake
Strawberry rice cake

Many more souvenirs people will love to receive.

  • Sakura Leaf Rice CakesSakura Leaf Rice Cakes
    (Made with Japanese cherry tree (sakura) leaves,
    comes with special chopsticks)
  • Fuji Shibazakura Bean BunsFuji Shibazakura Bean Buns
  • Fuji Shibazakura KintsubaFuji Shibazakura Kintsuba