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Ichikai-machi Shibazakura 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.

Enjoy the 360-degree view of the pink moss carpet

Ichikai-machi Shibazakura Park is situated next to Lake Hana-no-Suisho in Tochigi Prefecture. From mid-April to May, shibazakura pink mosses cover the vast park, creating a spectacular patchwork-like view that can be seen from the observation tower. The Shibazakura Festival is held at the time the flowers bloom, and the park becomes lively with many visitors.

One of the largest in the Honshu main island with 250,000 pink mosses coloring the slope

In Ichikai-machi Shibazakura Park, the pink mosses are planted over an area of about 1.8 hectares, designed in an image of the Kokai River which flows through the local area. The beautiful flowing river-like gradation of the cluster of pink mosses is quite breathtaking. A beautiful patchwork of red, pink, white, and purple can be seen from the observation tower on the west side of the park, and it is also a popular photo spot. The beautiful mountains as the backdrop together with the pink moss creates another great scenic shot.

Shibazakura Festival held from early April to early May

During the festival, Restaurant Hana, a soba restaurant in the park, in addition to a farmer’s market and many local shops open booths to sell various local specialties. Fun stage events are also held in the park. Delight in the 360-degree view of the pink moss carpet while enjoying delicious handmade soba noodles and soft-serve ice cream.

Location

Name Ichikai-machi Shibazakura Park
Website https://travel.tochigiji.or.jp/en/things-to-do/63/
Address 614-1 Miage, Ichikai-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi
Access Approximately 15 minutes' taxi ride from Karasuyama Station on the JR Karasuyama Line
Approximately 40 minutes' drive from the Utsunomiya-Kaminokawa IC on the Kita-Kanto Expressway
Approximately 70 minutes' drive from the Utsunomiya-Tomobe IC on the Kita-Kanto Expressway
Business Hours Restaurant Hana:
Open every day during the Shibazakura Festival in April and May: 10:00 to 15:00
Open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from June to March: 11:00 to 14:00
Closed Open all year round
Inquiries TEL: 0285-68-4839
Admission Admission fee applies only during festival period

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