Tanto Tulip Festival

Colorful flowers and tulip art at this annual event

Mid - Late
Apr
Venue: Hatayama Tanto Flower Park When: Mid - Late Apr 2023
Notice: The dates for this event are not yet confirmed. This page will be updated once the official date(s) are announced by the event organizers. Please check the official event site for the latest info.

Held in mid to late April since 1992, the Tanto Tulip Festival showcases the beauty of around a million tulips in approximately 300 varieties.

What makes this festival unique is that it's more than just rows and rows of flowers – they do annual displays of "tulip art", where pictures are depicted in the tulip fields. The tulip art at previous festivals has included Astro Boy, Anpanman, Hello Kitty, and Crayon Shin-chan to name just a handful.

Photo: MK · Photography / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Visitors can also purchase potted tulips to replant at home, or pick ready-grown tulips.

Admission to the festival is ¥ 800 for adults, and free for high school students and younger. The exact dates will be announced on the official website in late March.

Getting there

The Tanto Tulip Festival takes place at the Hatayama Tanto Flower Park, located about 40 minutes drive from Ebara Station (JR Sanin Main Line).

For those using public transport, take the Zentan Bus bound for Izushi from Ebara Station. Get off at Izushi and transfer to the Zentan Bus bound for Okufuji for about 15 minutes until you reach Tanto.

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Sleiman Azizi a month ago
That art is pretty impressive.
Sleiman Azizi a month ago
There's got to be a labour of love element to it. Amazing.