Poppies as far as the eye can see (Photo: Akas1950/CC By SA 4.0)

Poppy Season at Awaji Hanasajiki

Spectacular springtime vistas in Hyogo

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Poppies as far as the eye can see (Photo: Akas1950/CC By SA 4.0)

From the mid-April to mid-May timeframe, Awaji Hanasajiki Garden in Hyogo is filled with thousands of Icelandic poppies in various colors. Also known as Siberian poppies, this variant is extremely cold-resistant and they hold up well even when temperatures dip overnight.

From certain parts of the garden you can also enjoy some impressive views out over the Akashi Strait and Osaka Bay while you're appreciating the beautiful blooms.

Admission to Awaji Hansajiki is free of charge.

Getting there

Hyogo's Awaji Hanasajiki Garden is located just over 10 minutes drive from the Awaji Interchange on the Kobe Awaji Naruto Expressway. Paid on-site parking is available for up to 200 vehicles, and is charged at 200 yen. Do note that parking fills up very quickly during the peak springtime season.

For those visiting the area via public transport, buses are available to the park area from Maiko Station, which is served by the JR Sanyo Line.

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Elena Lisina a year ago
What a splendid view! I'm fascinated with those amounts of flowers in Japan. Especially if to compare with our few flowers on flowers beds! :))
Kim Author a year ago
Yes, I've traveled to many places and I think no flower gardens compare to the ones in Japan!