Suzuka Forest Gardens

Suzuka Forest Gardens

Suzuka Forest Gardens, in the northern part of Mie prefecture, is famous for its weeping plum blossom trees. There are over 200 of them on the garden premise. The garden is open during its annual Weeping Plum Festival, held annually between late February and late March. The garden was opened in 2014 to help encourage and spread traditional Japanese gardening techniques, especially for weeping plum blossom trees. Inside Inside Suzuka Forest Gardens, there are kureha-shidare weeping plum blossom trees that are the oldest in Japan. From the garden observatory, you can see the blossoming gardens with the Suzuka Mountains in the background. For a limited time, a light-up event is held at the gardens. After sunset, the plum blossoms are illuminated with glowy lights.

Basic Information

Address
151-2 Yamamoto-cho, Suzuka-shi, Mie
Phone
059-371-1777
Hours
Weeping Plum Festival Period:
Feb. 23, 2019 to Mar. 31, 2019
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. (last entry at 30 minutes before closing time)

*Open until 9:00p.m. during light-up period
Please check Suzuka Forest Garden's official Twitter page for exact dates of the light-up period. 
*Festival dates are subject to change.
Closed
Open every day during festival period
Fee
General: ¥500 to ¥1,500
Elementary school students and below: half off of general price
Toddlers: free
*Fees vary on blooming forecast

Access

  • FromYokkaichi Station (JR Kansai Main Line)
    Mie Kotsu Bus (operation only during festival period) or about a 30-minute drive
    *Bus available only during some parts of the festival period
  • FromKintetsu Yokkaichi Station (Kintetsu Nagoya Line)
    Mie Kotsu Bus (operation only during festival period) or about a 30-minute drive
    *Bus available only during some parts of the festival period
  • FromSuzuka Interchange
    about a 5-minute drive

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