Atami Plum Garden Plum Festival

Enjoy early-blooming plum blossoms in Shizuoka

Early Jan
Early Mar
Venue: Atami Plum Garden, Shizuoka When: Early Jan - Early Mar 2022

The Atami Plum Garden in Shizuoka is home to some of Japan's earliest blooming plum tree varieties. The annual plum festival held here showcases close to 500 plum trees in 59 different varieties, and along with the early blooming trees there are mid-blooming and late-blooming types. This ensures that whenever you visit during the festival dates, there will be something beautiful to enjoy!

For the 2021 event, extra mitigation measures will be in place to prevent against the spread of coronavirus. These include temperature checks upon entering the park and mask wearing requirements.

Admission to the event is priced at 300 yen for adults. Junior high school students and younger-aged children are admitted for free.

Getting there

The Atami Plum Garden is located 10 minutes on foot from JR Kinomiya Station, served by the Ito Line, or a 10 minute taxi ride from JR Atami Station, served by the Tokaido Shinkansen, the Tokaido Main Line, and the Ito Line.

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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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Lynda Hogan 3 months ago
What a beautiful place to view plum blossoms.
Kim Author 3 months ago
Such an abundance of great places to enjoy nature's beauty!
Elena Lisina 3 months ago
It must be wonderful! I had the idea of visiting Japan in that period, but I prefer when it's warmer.
Elena Lisina 3 months ago
In 2012 I've visited my friends who live in a countryside near Matsumoto. It was the end of March and the weather was quite cold, plus it was absolutely freezing cold at their home! We have central heating from October to middle May, so that cold house I couldn't stand! I can't understand why not to warm a house when it's so cold?