Ibaraki Flower Park
"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.
Flower paradise on a lush green satoyama woodland in Ishioka City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Over a vast area of approximately 30 hectares, Ibaraki Flower Park takes pride in having many floras from all over the world, including 30,000 roses of 800 varieties, 2,700 peonies and 1,500 plants of various kinds in a huge greenhouse. The park offers a wonderful display of flowers throughout the year, and the spectacular vista of roses in full bloom between early summer and autumn is something you don't want to miss! A panoramic view of Mount Tsukuba from the observation tower is also a unique feature of the park.
Rose Festival: The main event of Flower Park
During the season of spring roses (mid-May to late June), approximately 30,000 roses of about 800 varieties will be in full bloom. Each variety of the queen of flowers is very unique, colorful and beautiful to look at, and has a gorgeous scent. During the Rose Festival, there will be a variety of events, and different kinds of rose items such as rose gelato and ice cream will be on sale. Come and join in a "spring paradise" surrounded by roses from around the world.
Night illumination: Rose Fairies cast a magic spell on the satoyama woodland
A winter night illumination event will be held between mid-November and mid-January filling the park with dazzling lights, musical notes, and floral scents. The entrance area with stunning 3-dimensional objects welcomes visitors with the scent of roses and is a great photo opportunity spot. Flower Park's mascot Rose Fairies are behind the scenes in the areas of Fairies' Fountain, Light Fortune, and Forest Terrace, and a new area, Rose Field, has been added to enhance the rose experience. Meet the fairies and enjoy this fantastic winter event using all your senses.
Yasato de Toreta: a shop that features different kinds of local food
Yasato de Toreta, located in the parking lot of Flower Park is a shop to buy good, safe and delicious fruits, vegetables and meat, harvested and cultivated in Ishioka City, and at reasonable prices. The adjacent restaurant offers an authentic menu that highlights the natural taste of ingredients grown with the top level of care by local producers. This area is well known for different kinds of fruit picking farms, for example, pears, grapes, persimmons, apples, melons, and chestnuts. Tsuji Ichigo Danchi (strawberry farm complex) is a must-visit for strawberry picking and shopping during the season from January to May.
|Name||Ibaraki Flower Park|
|Address||200 Shimoaoyagi, Ishioka-shi, Ibaraki|
|Access||Approximately 20 minutes' drive from Chiyoda-Ishioka IC or Ishioka-Omitama Smart IC on the Joban Expressway
Approximately 15 minutes' drive from Tsuchiura-kita IC on the Joban Expressway
Approximately 25 minutes' drive from Kasama-nishi IC on the Kitakanto Expressway
Approximately 20 minutes' drive or 30 minutes' bus ride from JR Ishioka Station on the Joban Line
|Business Hours||February to November: 9:00 to 17:00
December to January: 9:00 to 16:00
Final ticket sales: 30 minutes before closing
|Closed||Mondays (if Monday is a public holiday, then the following day), Year-end and New Year's holidays (December 29 to January 1)|
|Admission||April 1 to November 14:
Adults: 740 yen; Children: 370 yen; Children (Saturday): 190 yen *1 *2
November 15 to March 31, August 1 to 31:
Adults: 370 yen; Children: 190 yen; Children (Saturday): 100 yen *1 *2
*1 Adults: high school students or older; Children: Elementary and junior high school students; free entry for children under school age
*2 Free entry for persons with disabilities. Those who carry a Physical Disability Certificate, a Medical Rehabilitation Handbook or a Mental Disability Certificate will be exempted from the admission fees and an accompanying person when his/her certificate or handbook is presented.
|Name||Tsuji Ichigo Danchi (strawberry farm complex)|
|Web Sites||(In Japanese) http://www.ishioka-kankou.com/page/page000094.html|
|Address||Tsuji, Ishioka-shi, Ibaraki|
|Access||Approximately 20 minutes' drive from Tsuchiura-kita IC on the Joban Expressway
Approximately 30 minutes' drive from Ishioka-Omitama IC
Approximately 30 minutes' drive from Kasama-nishi IC on the Kitakanto Expressway
|Inquiries||TEL: 0299-23-1111 (Ishioka City Tourism Association)|
|Admission||800 yen to 1,500 yen (Varies depending on season and month)|