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Official flyer for the Dahlia Garden on Mt Ryokami

Dahlia Garden at Mount Ryokami

A renowned dahlia flower festival in Saitama

By Lynda Hogan    - 1 min read
Venue: Mt Ryokami Futomo Hana no Sato Dahlia Garden When: Sep 1st - Nov 3rd 2020, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Mt. Ryokami is a mountain in the Chichibu District of Saitama, and Mt. Ryokami Fumoto Hana no Sato is a flower garden sitting on the mountainside in the town of Ogano. They grow numerous varieties of dahlia here, including ones not easily seen elsewhere in Japan. There are 5000 dahlias in the 10,000 meter squared dahlia garden with 350 species of the flower on display.

The garden is open annually from September 1st to November 3rd. Please note that on days of heavy rain, the garden often closes. You can check for the most up-to-date information on the official site here. It is 400 yen for admission to the garden for anyone older than 15 years old.

Getting there

By public transport:

The garden is in a remote area of the Chichibu district. They normally have a shuttle bus that goes from Mitsumieguchi station on the Chicibu Railway line, but this year on account of the Coronavirus they are not offering that service. There is a public bus that goes from Seibu Chichibu station.

By car:

Free on-site parking is available.

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Lynda Hogan

Lynda Hogan @lynda.hogan

Lynda has been in Japan for 20 years and blogging about Saitama on her personal blog insaitama.com for 14 of them.  Despite its central location, just North of Tokyo, Saitama is still quite unknown to the international tourist, but frequented by domestic travelers. It is a great place to experience some off-the-international-tourist-trail locations and meet with locals and national tourists. I hope to introduce a taste of what there is to do and see in my articles on Japan Travel and help you with your Saitama travel planning.  Be sure to stop by my website where you will find 600 things to do in Saitama and 400 active events! 

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