Tulip Festival in Chiba: Sakura Tulip Festa
April in Japan is not for only Cherry Blossom, but also the season of Tulips. Sakura Tulip Festa is one of the biggest flower festivals and near to Tokyo! Why not having a day of trip for viewing tulips?
Tulip Festival in Sakura City is one of the biggest flower festivals in Chiba, featuring over 600,000 flowering plants with more than 70 different colors. Held from mid-March to late April every year, it attracts many tourists.
Location: 2714 Usuida, Sakura-shi, Chiba-ken
Go to Keisei Sakura Station and take the North exit. There is a bus to visit Sakura that costs 100 yen.
Opening hours: From 9:00 AM to 16:00 PM
Bus ticket: 200 yen
I searched online and found out that this place is trendy. This is a worth-visiting place for someone who loves seeing flowers like me. After finishing packing my things in the afternoon, I decided to go there alone to see the flowers.
I cycled to Keisei Chiba Station and took the train to Keisei Sakura Station. I went to the bus stop waiting for 5 minutes. Then the bus came. I got on the bus and started the journey there. Sitting on the bus for about 10 minutes, I saw a flower field. The bus stopped at a nearby parking lot, and it took me 3 minutes to walk in. I crossed a bridge, from afar, there were some cherry blossom trees in bloom.
I went inside, and what caught my eye was a breathtaking scene with various colors. The most striking thing there was probably the windmill where people stood to take many photos. I also asked passersby to take pictures for me. The windmill was definitely the festival's highlight that drove me to come there.
Leaving the crowded area with many flowers, I went to the next place, where the flowers were just starting to bloom, which was not as beautiful as the previous one. There were very few people there, so I got my phone to take me some photos automatically, but they were not good. I was so disappointed that I didn't want to take pictures of myself anymore but of the scenery instead.
I was taking pictures when I saw not one but many people digging plants to bring home, which surprised me. I also wanted to bring a plant home, so I came over and got to know that these people had already bought the plants. I went to the garden owners and told them that I wanted to buy some plants, and I had spent 100 yen for 5 plants that day. I brought them home and planted them in a few pots, but they did not last long, maybe because the soil was not suitable.
It was sunny, making me quite tired, so I just stayed for a little while then went home. Before going home, I also met some old folks coming there with their children, seeing them laughing and talking very happily. Unconsciously I smiled.
I went to the bus to return home. I didn't get any good photos that day, just felt tired. Next time when I take a trip somewhere, I would probably bring a companion with me to have more good photos.
- Check the bus schedule on the website before coming
- You must ask permission before picking flowers, or you will be fined
- You should find someone to accompany you to have more beautiful photos at the place.
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