In the "flower town" of Hamamatsu,
you can enjoy seeing flowers all throughout the town!
There are numerous spots that are famous for flowers in Hamamatsu and the area around Hamamatsu, thanks in part to the region's warm climate. The kinds of flowers you can see change with the seasons, so please come more than once!
Plum / Okusa Mountain Plum Garden (eary February - mid March)
[Location] Kanzanji-area MAP[Open] 9am - 5pm[Details] http://www4.tokai.or.jp/satonouenn/ (Japanese)
Plum / Okuyama Kogen (late February - late March)
The Shoryu Weeping Plum is a rare species of tree even throughout the rest of Japan. This plum tree, which has blossoms known for their sweet fragrance, is also called by its other name, Haru Tsugegusa (Sign of Spring Plant).
Cherry blossoms / Hamamatsu Castle Park (March - early April)
Hamamatsu Castle Park, with over 400 cherry trees, is filled with people enjoying hanami (cherry blossom viewing) every year.
Cherry blossoms / Ryotanji Temple (late March - early April)
Whether you're looking at the main temple gate through the cherry blossoms or at the cherry trees peacefully in full bloom within the temple grounds, the scenery here is exceptionally picturesque.[Details] http://www.inhamamatsu.com/culture/ryotanji-temple.php
Cherry blossoms / Okuyama Park (late March - early April)
Approximately 1000 cherry trees bloom beautifully in Okuyama Park, which is at the entrance of Hōkōji, as well as the surrounding area.
Hydrangeas / Okuyama Park (mid-June - mid-July)
In early summer, the slopes of the park are covered with hydrangeas.[Details] http://www.inhamamatsu.com/culture/okuyama-houkouji.php
Wisteria / Yuya no Nagafuji (mid April - early May)
Yuya no Nagafuji is renowned for its clusters of flowers more than a meter in length.
Irises / Ichinomiya Iris Garden in Kodai no Mori (late May - mid-June)
Approximately 400,000 irises in 130 varieties bloom in the background of a shrine's forest as if they are part of a mountain. The garden is right next to the forest, so the purple and white colors of the irises form an exceptional contrast with the greenery of the forest. You can experience and enjoy various aspects of nature; the sounds of frogs and crickets, the chirping of birds, the murmur of a small brook and more. The garden is located next to the entrance to Okuni Shrine.
Irises / Kamoso Kachoen (late May - mid-June)
The 1,500 varieties of one million irises spread out all over the ground are spectacular!! The exhibition greenhouse, where original hydrangea hybrids as well as other various kinds of flowers bloom together, is another highlight of the garden.
Lilies / Kasui-yurinosono (early June - late June)
You are sure to be overwhelmed by the 150+ varieties of two million lilies spread all throughout the 150,000 square meters of this garden. You can take a walk through the garden while enjoying the spacious grounds and the fragrance of lilies.[Deatails] http://www.inhamamatsu.com/activity/kasui-yurinosono.php2013.3.12 update