Located in Sera, Hiroshima prefecture, Kamu no Sato Rokutan Park is brimming with moss phlox.
In spring, 800 thousand moss phlox flowers bloom vividly on a hill stretching over 50 thousand square meters.
There is a superb view from the viewing platform!
The hill has been used as a canvas where patterns and pictures are painted in 4 different colors of moss phlox.
Moss phlox originates in North America. Resembling cherry blossoms, they grow densely and cover the whole ground. (In Japanese they are called shibazakura – ‘sakura’ = cherry blossom).
There are pathways all around the park from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the vast fields of moss phlox. The green mountain seen on the right is the 535-meter Mt. Kurokawa-Myojin – it’s like a symbol of the Sera plateau.
In addition, there is also a nearly 30 thousand square meter field of rape blossoms. The best time to see these is roughly at the same times as the moss phlox, around the Japanese Golden Week.
You can also find tulip fields and lily gardens here and there on the Sera plateau. The area is a popular sightseeing spot. The best season to see all the flowers is around Golden Week in May.
Kamu no Sato Rokutan
Location: 3-3 Kamizuta, Sera, Sera district, Hiroshima prefecture
HP: http://www.sera-kankoukyoukai.or.jp/kamunosato.htm (Japanese)
Open: Mid April thru the beginning of May (Changes may apply according to weather/ flower conditions)
Entrance fees: Adults JPY800 (Junior high school students & above) Children JPY300 (4-years old & above)
Setouchi Finder Photo-writer: Hironobu Matsuoka
Hironobu Matsuoka / Photo-writer Born in 1974 in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, and currently living there, Hironobu is the president of Mediapolis Inc. "I travel around the country in Solar King, an eco-camping car that has a solar power generator, and film the beautiful scenery of Japan in high-definition. I want to move around the country as much as possible and leave behind videos of precious Japanese nature and scenery for future generations to enjoy. Although I travel all over the country, I love my home area of Setouchi." 'Healing Japan TV' - Traveling virtually around the country through 'healing videos'.
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