Chausuyama Shibazakura Festival

An annual event celebrating these pretty springtime blooms

Mid May
Early Jun
Venue: Mt. Chausu / Chausuyama When: Mid May - Early Jun 2022

The annual Chausuyama Shibazakura Festival in Aichi showcases 400,000 shibazakura in shades of pink, white, and purple, and many visitors take advantage of a unique way to enjoy them - from above, by chairlift! The festival also typically has food stalls, music performances, and even nighttime illuminations so visitors can appreciate the flowers after dark.

Like any flower festival, the official dates can be subject to change depending on the blooming conditions. It's advisable to check the official website before your visit to ensure the shibazakura will be at their best. For an estimate, previous years have been around the first week of May through to the first week of June.

Admission to the event is free, although do bring some yen if you plan to take a chairlift ride or buy food.

Getting there

As Chausuyama is quite remote, driving is the only real option to get there. It's around 2 hours from the Tomei Expressway's Nagoya IC, and on-site parking is available for up to 1000 vehicles. Parking is charged at 700 yen per vehicle during shibazakura season.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elena Lisina 5 months ago
They're even better live, so it's one of the 'must see' things in Japan, to my taste. :) ;)