Plenty of seasonal blooms and events
Numerous flowers bloom throughout the year at the park, and there are also events held for each type of flower. Spring and fall are the peak times for visitors when 800 types of the world’s roses are in bloom. Coming across the future of original breeds is also wonderful. At the same time, the Rose Festival is also held which attracts a lot of people. There are plenty of other floral events such as the 250 Kawazu cherry trees in bloom from late February to early March, the 2700 peonies from late April to early May, and the dahlias which can be enjoyed in the greenhouse between early September and late April.
The Fureai-no-Mori Forest for kids and grownups
The 20m-high observation platform provides a 360-degree panoramic view of Flower Park below. And there is the popular ride of the 800m-long Flower Slide as kids can get on sleds and ride down the slide at a speed of 40km/h among the flowers. Couples and families can also enjoy the Flower Cycle which leisurely goes around the park on a 5-8m-high rail as they view the park.
After a stroll on the trail, enjoy the local tastes at the organic restaurant
When you go on the walking trail that has been selected as one of the Top 100 Forest Trails in Ibaraki Prefecture, you will come across the wide Shibafu-no-Oka (Lawn Hill). It is the perfect location to get a view of the famous mountain in the Kanto region, Mt. Tsukuba, and provides a place of rest for visitors. After the walk on the trail, you will want to drop in at the restaurant Yasato de Toreta right by the entrance gate with its attractive tiled roof and folksy exterior. At first glance, it may look like it serves Japanese food, but it is actually an establishment which serves Western cuisine. You can get a sample of the fine taste of the Yasato region with the local Yasato beef, vegetables and rice that has been cultivated organically.