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Hitsujiyama Park

A walk upon a quilt of Shibazakura “moss phlox” blossoms

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At the foot of Mt. Buko, the symbol of Chichibu, between Chichibu and Yokoze sits the sprawling shibazakura (moss phlox) hills at Hitsujiyama Park. This coveted destination draws tourists to Chichibu every year in Spring between mid-April and Golden Week in May.

The shibazakura are planted in a gorgeous, carpeted spread of multicolored blooms, made especially remarkable by a display of flowery gradation. The center of the area opens to a valley and rolling hills where you can either overlook the fields from above, or enjoy a view of the landscape from below. One shot you won’t want to miss is the floor of blooms, sitting in stark contrast to Mt. Buko standing behind them. As many have begun to discover, it’s simply insta-perfect!

When the Shibazakura come into bloom that means its also time for the local market along Chichibu’s main road, a perfect stop for local food stalls and all original souvenirs. If walking from nearby stations, the easiest way to avoid hills is to walk from Yokoze station and exit towards Seibu-Chichibu on your way out. At Seibu-Chichibu Station you’ll also find a souvenir ship, a food court, and “Matsuri no Yu”, a drop-in style onsen you can visit during the day, that’s directly connected to the station. After your journey, it’s a perfect place to pick up souvenirs and take a quick soak before heading home.

Highlights

  • Rolling hills of colorful shibazakura just waiting to be featured in your social media feeds!
  • Available during the same season as the regional market along Chichibu road, packed with plenty of Chichibu foodie favorites.
  • Hitsujiyama is home to fields of shibazakura, sakura, tulips, baby blue eyes and plenty of flowers galore!
  • Easy to get around if you get off at Yokoze and leave via Seibu-Chichibu Stations. Seibu-Chichibu even has a drop-in onsen!
  • The hills are located out under direct sunlight, so be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen.

Photos

  • A vast spread of shibazakura moss phlox like a painted canvas

    A vast spread of shibazakura moss phlox like a painted canvas

  • The stark contrast of Mt. Buko against the shibazakura blooms

    The stark contrast of Mt. Buko against the shibazakura blooms

  • The food court directly connected to Seibu-Chichibu Station

    The food court directly connected to Seibu-Chichibu Station

  • Matsuri no Yu, the Onsen at Seibu-Chichibu Station

    Matsuri no Yu, the Onsen at Seibu-Chichibu Station

  • Sheep in the “petting pasture”

    Sheep in the “petting pasture”

  • Miharashi no Oka

    Miharashi no Oka

Reviews

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  • Less Than

    花季期間周邊道路大塞車,耽誤了很多時間。

  • 雅淑

    我前往的時間才剛剛開始而已,雖然不到100%但是已經有相當的樣貌,人潮也比較少,拍了很多與鮮艷花海的照片。

  • Aice Olidan

    帶著全家人去踏青,是一個很棒的地方,小朋友還摸著羊群,真的很美的大自然風景。

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Details

Name in Japanese
羊山公園 芝桜の丘
Postal Code
368-0023
Address
Located inside Hitsujiyama Park 6360 Omiya, Chichibu City, Saitama
Telephone
0494-25-5209 (Chichibu Tourism Office)
Hours
8:00am-5:00pm
Season
Mid-April to early May
Entrance Fee
300 yen per regular adult (during the Shibazakura season, exact season dates are subject to change) fare-based admission hours 8:00am-5:00pm
Parking
500yen, up to 300.
Access
(1) 20 min walk from Yokoze and Seibu-Chichibu Stations via the Seibu-Chichibu Line.
(2) 45 min drive from Hanazono IC on the Kan-Etsu Expessway.
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