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This time around my team visited the Fuji Shibazakura Festival located at the base of Mt. Fuji. Every year this festival is held showcasing a beautiful pink carpet of flowers and a superb view of Japan’s tallest mountain.  

 

There are 8 different types of Shibazakura (or Moss phlox in English) that can be viewed during the festival. McDaniels Cushion, Mont-Blanc, Autumn Rose, Tamano-Nagare, Oakington Blue-eye, Giant Rose, Scarlet Frame, and Little Dot. Each of these flowers is laid out in various designs and patterns, leading to colorful carpets of pink, blues, whites, and purples expanding before your eyes. Not to mention the adorable multi-colored Mt. Fuji.

Beyond the shibazakura, you can also see other flowers decorating the area from cherry blossom trees to Poppy anemone and many more, so as you could imagine a visit to the area is any Instagrammers dream.

 

 Speaking of Instagram, the festival even has an official Instagram account @fujishibasakurafestival. If you follow the account and posts your favorite pictures with the hashtag #想いを届ける芝桜 before June 13th 2021, you’ll be entered to win a special prize. For more information please check out their official site (https://www.shibazakura.jp/contest/ <Japanese only>).

Once you’ve had your fill of flowers feel free to visit the food truck areas and stands that are part of the Mt. Fuji Delicious foods festival where you can eat to your heart’s content.

The last day of the Fuji Shibazakura Festival is May 30th, so don’t forget to head out while the flowers are still blooming! And don’t forget to take plenty of pictures!

 

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OPEN: April 17 to May 30, 2021: 8:00 to 17:00

Admission: 800 yen (parking costs 500 yen per car)

Access:

Bus: Shibazakura liner, direct bus (link: https://www.shibazakura.jp/liner/)

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  • July 29, 2021

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