A Tapestry of Pink: Exploring the Fuji Shibazakura Festival with Mount Fuji

A Tapestry of Pink: Exploring the Fuji Shibazakura Festival with Mount Fuji


After the cherry blossom season fades, delicate pink blooms give way to fresh green leaves, marking a new beginning. If you missed the cherry blossoms, don't worry! From late April to mid-May, the landscape transforms with the display of shibazakura flowers in varying shades of pink. Imagine the delight of witnessing this floral spectacle set against the majestic backdrop of Mount Fuji, an iconic symbol of Japan.

The Fuji Shibazakura Festival stands out as a must-visit destination during late April to mid-May. Over 500,000 vibrant shibazakura blossoms adorn the landscape, harmonizing beautifully with the silhouette of Mount Fuji. This unique fusion of pink and blue hues is a sight to behold, exclusive to this locale. Read on to find out about this year's festivities.

Getting There


Getting to the Fuji Shibazakura Festival is a breeze, beginning from Shinjuku Station.

Hop aboard the Fujikyu Resort Express bus, your direct route to Kawaguchi Station. Upon arrival, simply switch to the Fuji Shibazakura liner bus conveniently stationed outside Kawaguchiko Station. Then, alight right at the festival grounds, ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant festivities.

Fuji Shibazakura Festival 2024


Celebrating its 17th anniversary, the Fuji Shibazakura Festival of 2024 embraces the theme "Breathe Pink." This year's concept revolves around the harmony of colors within the floral realm. Amidst the sprawling landscape with 500,000 shibazakura blossoms, a range of contrasting colors emerges. Delicate shades of light pink, pure white, and an assortment of pink tones from diverse flower species intermingle, creating a captivating view.


Easily accessible, this festival draws crowds of both domestic and international visitors each year, from the end of April to mid-May.


As visitors wander through the gardens, they discover numerous picturesque spots ideal for capturing memorable moments. Whether from elevated vantage points or at ground level, every angle offers an opportunity for stunning photography.


On a clear day, the iconic silhouette of Mount Fuji provides a breathtaking backdrop to the vibrant shibazakura fields. At designated photography locations within the park, visitors can capture panoramic views. The gradient hues of the flowers add depth and dimension to the scene, while the harmonious blend of pink and blue creates a stunning spectacle.


For those eager to witness Mount Fuji in its entirety, a visit to this garden offers a unique perspective. Despite its proximity, the grandeur of Mount Fuji is such that it never fully fits within the frame.

Peter Rabbit English Garden


Adding to the festival's charm is the delightful Peter Rabbit English Garden, an oasis styled after traditional English gardens. Adorned with adorable animal statues scattered throughout, this whimsical section of the park offers endless photo opportunities in a setting brimming with cuteness.


With over 300 varieties of plants, including beloved characters from the Peter Rabbit series, the garden exudes a distinct British ambiance, transporting guests to the idyllic countryside of England.


As visitors meander through the garden, they encounter familiar faces from the beloved story, adding a touch of whimsy and nostalgia to the surroundings. This playful transformation infuses the garden with a sense of relaxation and joy.

Peter Rabbit English Garden -The Cafe-


Nested within this garden lies a charming café, inviting guests to indulge in hot coffee or tea alongside English-style desserts while soaking in the views of Mount Fuji and the Shibazakura flower fields.

Opening hours: 10:00-16:00


The café's specialty lies in its assortment of pies, complemented by a selection of premium teas or coffees. For those partaking in afternoon tea, a delightful array of desserts awaits, accompanied by a choice of tea or coffee from an extensive menu.


Seated on the balcony, guests are surrounded by nature. The temperature during this time of the year is usually good; not too hot or cold, it’s wonderful to enjoy sitting outdoors. Even though it was cloudy on the day of our visit, the views were incredibly beautiful. Clear weather promises an even more breathtaking display.


Conveniently located near Kawaguchiko, visitors to the area are encouraged to extend their exploration to include this enchanting garden. With direct bus access to the event, convenience meets beauty seamlessly. Embrace the splendor of this magnificent flower festival in May, a truly unforgettable experience awaits.


Dates: April 13 to May 26, 2024

Admission fee: 1,300 yen. 1,000 yen after May 13.

Admission fees may change, please make sure to check the latest updated on the official website.

Official website: https://www.fujimotosuko-resort.jp

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