A Beautiful Park with a Hill Covered in Moss Phlox
Here at Hitsujiyama Park you can see Chichibu’s iconic spring scenery, hills covered in moss plox, or shiba-zakura. The park features around 400,000 moss phlox plants of 9 varieties across its 17,600㎡ area, and from early April to early May the park is covered in a carpet of pink and white flowers.
The “Chichibu Night Festival” has been registered as an Intangible Cultural Property by UNESCO, and the outfits worn by the performers that take the stage during the festival are themed after the moss phlox flowers.
At the “petting pasture,” guests can meet and touch sheep (hitsuji in Japanese, and part of the park’s namesake).
“Miharashi no Oka,” or “Lookout Hill,” offers a view of both Chichibu as well as its mountain range, and it’s often visited by fans of anime in which the hill has been used as a backdrop.
Hills covered in moss phlox are in full bloom from early April through early May
Beautiful Japanese irises from late June through early July
”Lookout Hill” offers a view over the city area
”Petting pasture” where you can touch sheep
Athletic facilities available for children to enjoy
- Postal Code
- 6360 Omiya, Chichibu City, Saitama
※Admission fee to “moss phlox hill” required during moss phlox season. 300 yen admission, or free for junior high school students and younger
- No holidays
Open all day
※Hours for “moss phlox hill” during moss phlox season are 8:00am-5:00pm
(1)About a 20-minute walk from the Seibu Railway Seibu Chichibu Line’s Seibu Chichibu Station
(2)About a 20-minute walk from the Chichibu Railway Chichibu Main Line’s Ohanabatake Station
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)