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Kuju Flower Park
Kuju Flower Park in Oita prefecture is a large flower park with a surface of approx. 20 hectares located at 800 meters in the Kuju highlands in Aso National Park. The spacious park is divided into a flower field area, garden area, fruits area, greenhouse area and a forest area, and visitors can enjoy 5 million seasonal flowers of approx. 500 species. There are also 3,000 blueberry bushes of 11 kinds and from early August to late September it is possible to experience harvesting (reservation required). There is also a good selection of cafes, restaurants, and souvenir shops with local specialties.
- 4050 Kujumachi Oaza Kuju, Taketa-shi, Oita
- From Bungo-Taketa Station, take the Taketa Bus bound for Nagayu via Kuju for 24 min. Get off at Kuju Machiyakuba and take a taxi or car for 10 min.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Open all throughout the season (Closed irregularly during winter from late December to February)
- Official Website
- Admission fee
- Adults (over high school) 1,300 yen, children (over 5) 500 yen
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Tulips Announce the Arrival of Spring
Tulips announce the beginning of spring in Kuju Park. A tulip festival is held in the flower field every year from mid-April to early May. During the event, around 100,000 red, yellow and white tulips blossom and color the whole field.
Lavender Scent Fills the Park in Early Summer
A lavender festival is held on the Lavender Hill from late June until mid-July. The number of blossoming lavender bushes is 50,000, the largest in west Japan, and it fills the whole park with the fragrance and color of lavender.
Autumn Scenic Beauty of Cosmos
The cosmos are planted on the largest surface of the park. There are as many as one million! The best season to view the cosmos is from mid-September to mid-October when the whole surface of the hill turns pink, creating a spectacular view.