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Higashi-matsuyama Peony Garden

You cannot help but taking many photos in Japan’s largest peony garden.

Flowers

Higashimatsuyama’s city flower is peony. To promote this flower, a park was created. From early to late April, 150 species and 6500 plants of peonies bloom one after another, filling the whole park with sweet aroma.

At the peak of the season, Peony Festival is held, attracting many visitors. Make sure to go to the observation platform at the center of the park. It will feel like each and every flower is opened to you and blessing you.

There are also Chinese peony in spring, hydrangea in summer, October cherry and Japanese maple in fall, as well as wintersweet in winter. The park hosts many plants with different blooming seasons for flower lovers and photographers.

The spacious park offers a playground, a lawn plaza, a wooden deck and Azumaya of a rest area in the shade. Spend a pleasant day with friends and family. There are ice cream/drink vending machines but no food stand. Bringing your own lunch is recommended.

Highlights

  • 6500 peony plants in 150 species, the largest collection in Japan.
  • Annual Peony Festival from late April early May.
  • Besides peony, Chinese peony, hydrangea, October cherry, Japanese maple and wintersweet are viewed.
  • Bring lunch and have a picnic!

Photos

  • Graceful huge blossoms of peony

    Graceful huge blossoms of peony

  • Peonies come to a peak during Peony Festival

    Peonies come to a peak during Peony Festival

  • Viewing peonies from the observation platform

    Viewing peonies from the observation platform

  • Hydrangea in summer

    Hydrangea in summer

  • Wintersweet blooms in winter

    Wintersweet blooms in winter

  • Playground for children

    Playground for children

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Details

Name in Japanese
東松山ぼたん園
Postal Code
355-0008
Address
1148-1 Oya, Higashimatsuyama City, Saitama
Telephone
0493-81-7607 (9am-5pm except for Mondays, year-end and New Year)
Admissions
Free (During peony blooming season, Adult: 500yen, Elementary/Middle school student: 100yen)
Closed
No closing day
Open
24 hours (During peony blooming season, 9am-5pm)
Directions
15-min drive from Kanetsu Expressway, Higashimatsuyama Interchange
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)