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Kanto’s largest class! About 500 trees of 300 varieties, “Keiryu no Umezono,” are in full bloom (Odawara Flower Garden)

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Kanto’s largest class! About 500 trees of 300 varieties, “Keiryu no Umezono,” are in full bloom (Odawara Flower Garden)
Free admission and parking! “Plum Festival” is being held until March 5, 2023 (Sun)

At the Odawara Flower Garden in Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture (designated manager: Odawara Flower Garden Partners, representative company: Yokohama Ryokuchi Co., Ltd.), “Keiryu no Umezono”, which has about 300 varieties and 500 trees, which is the largest number in the Kanto region, is in full bloom. welcomed The “Plum Festival” is being held until March 5, 2023 (Sunday) according to the best time to see plum blossoms. During the period, the park will be open “every day” and offer experience programs and limited menus with the theme of plums.
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Mountain stream plum garden (Odawara Flower Garden) boasting about 300 varieties, the largest in the Kanto region *past photo
The Odawara Flower Garden “Keiryu no Umezono” in Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture is a colorful plum garden boasting the largest number of varieties in the Kanto region, with 500 plum trees of about 300 varieties planted from early blooming to late blooming.
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“Fujibotan Shidare” with large pink double flowers that droop elegantly The “Plum Festival” is being held until March 5, 2023 (Sun), which coincides with the best time to see plum blossoms.
The theme of this year’s exhibition is “Flower Shapes: Individual Charms Created by Petals”, and we will focus on the number of single and double petals, as well as the differences in color and shape, to introduce the diverse world of plum blossoms.
In addition, there are various experience programs to enjoy plums in the park, as well as limited menus and souvenirs.
During the “Plum Festival” period, the park is open every day, and both parking and admission are free!
Please come and feel the spring with gorgeous plum blossoms. Odawara Flower Garden Website:
Keiryu no Umezono “Plum Festival” overview
Period: Saturday, January 28, 2023 to Sunday, March 5, 2023 * Open every day during the period
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00
Current flowering status: Early blooming “Yae Kanko” and “Red Winter Solstice” are blooming!
Prediction of best time to see: The number of flowers will be especially large in mid-February, and the best time to see the flowers is expected to continue until around early March.
*Information as of February 6, 2023.
*The forecast for the best time to see the flowers may change depending on the weather conditions.
Venue: Odawara Flower Garden
(3798-5 Kuno, Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Admission fee: Free
Parking: Free
*Number of vehicles: 148 standard-sized vehicles, 6 for people with disabilities *Please contact us in advance if you would like to use a large bus as a group. [Image 3:“>
The Keiryu Plum Orchard has a beautiful lawn, which is rare in Japan, and is equipped with a Japanese iris pond, a wooden deck, and a small bridge, creating a beautiful scenery of plum blossoms.
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“Single green calyx” with a single middle ring and bluish white flowers The Odawara Flower Garden’s “Plum Festival” sets a different theme every year, and changes the varieties that attract attention each year, so that you can learn about the various charms of plums. We are able to carry out such initiatives because we have
approximately 300 varieties, one of the largest in the Kanto region, and our experienced staff thoroughly manages them meticulously while receiving support from external advisors.
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A quiz rally where you can enjoy watching plums
In 2023, the theme will be “Flower Shapes: Individual Charms Created by Petals”, and we will focus on the number, shape, color, and three-dimensional opening of the petals. Please enjoy viewing the differences between the varieties through the quiz rally set up in the plum garden of the mountain stream and the explanation board of the varieties.
Cherry blossoms tend to be the focus of attention during cherry blossom viewing, but unlike cherry blossoms, which are often seen as a whole tree, plum blossoms offer the advantage of taking your time and enjoying each individual flower. It is also a real pleasure to be wrapped in the sweet and soft scent of plum blossoms.
By all means, please enjoy each flower up close at Keiryu Umezono in Odawara Flower Garden.
Programs held during the “Plum Festival” (partial)
During the “Plum Festival” held from Saturday, January 28 to Sunday, March 5, 2023, various experience programs and limited-time menus that you can enjoy along with plum viewing are available. .
“Umezono Guided Tour”
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Held on February 19: Guided tour by Mr. Takayuki Otsubo, Chairman of the Japan Plum Association
On February 11th, our garden staff will hold a guided tour to introduce you to Umezono, with the theme of “Flower Shapes – Individual Charms Created by Petals”.
Also, on February 19, Mr. Takayuki Otsubo, chairman of the Japan Plum Association, who is also active as an advisor for planting management at our garden, will appear as a lecturer! We will hold a guided tour where you can enjoy commentary that condenses a wide range of knowledge about plums.
Date and time:
(1) Guide by the staff in charge of plant management of this garden February 11 (Sat) 11:00-11:30 *Cancelled in case of rain
(2) Guide by Mr. Takayuki Otsubo, Chairman of Japan Plum Association February 19 (Sun) 10:30-11:30 *Lecture will be held indoors in case of rain Capacity: 30 first arrival each time (reception on the day)
Participation fee: Free
“Gather! Kimono Girls! ~Enjoy Japan while surrounded by plum blossoms in full bloom~”
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Transform yourself into a “kimono girl” in the plum blossoms blooming plum garden!
Makeover to become a longed-for “kimono girl”! Kimono rental and dressing service allows you to easily enjoy wearing Japanese clothing. It is also possible to bring your own kimono and provide a dressing service only.
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You can choose flowers made from chirimen cloth from your favorite colors, and the staff will put them into a hair ornament on the spot. The plum tree, which blooms before other trees in the cold season, has been popular since ancient times as a symbol of perseverance and feminine strength. Please feel the arrival of spring while walking around the plum garden in a gorgeous kimono.
Limited to those who come to the park in kimono!
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“Oshiruko” tasting service for all visitors in kimono *The photo is an image “Oshiruko” free gift
On the day of the event, everyone who comes to the park in kimono will receive a gift of “Oshiruko” from the take-out cafe in the park. *For those who do not use the dressing service
Date: February 23 (Thursday/holiday)
Hours: 10:00-16:00
(* Dressing time is specified)
■ Dressing service
Capacity: 20 people (reservation required)
Participation fee: 3,000 yen (includes rental, dressing, craft experience, tax included)
Application method: Please make a reservation by phone by Thursday, February 16, 2023.
Cooperation: Hakubi Kyoto Kimono Academy
*Limited to those over 140cm tall
*Please do your own makeup. The participation fee does not change even if you bring your own kimono.
*Kimonos for children and men are available in limited quantities. Please contact us.
There are also many programs that you can easily enjoy without prior application!
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“Ume no smile” mist making
For programs with a capacity, numbered tickets will be distributed on the day from 30 minutes before the start time. In the case of a large number of applicants, a lottery will be held.
■ Pop Shakuhachi
Shakuhachi concert by Toshio Ishizuka, a member of the Japan Shakuhachi Federation. Please enjoy it together with the plum blossoms.
Date: February 12 (Sun)
Time: 13:30-14:30
Cooperation: Japan Shakuhachi Federation Shihan Toshio Ishizuka Viewing: Free
■The monkey mawashi duo is coming!
The monkey mawashi duo of the Nikko monkey corps is coming. Please enjoy the various tricks performed by cute monkeys.
Date: February 23 (Thursday/holiday), March 4 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00-16:00 *10 performances scheduled each day, canceled in case of rain Capacity: First 50 people each time
Cooperation: Monkey Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Viewing: free
■ Making “Ume no Hohoemi” mist
It is a mist making using essential oil that imaged the scent of plum. Implementation date: February 26 (Sun)
Time: 11:00-11:30
Capacity: 10 pairs
Participation fee: Free
*Various other programs will also be held. Please see our garden website for details.
While admiring “Hanaume”, you can also taste “Mitsuume”!
■ Limited time menu
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“Ume Matsuri Soba” using Odawara’s kamaboko and plum meat
A limited-time plum menu will be sold at the take-out cafe “Hibiscus” in the park. Satisfy your eyes, tongue, and soul with the Ume Matsuri Soba, which uses Odawara’s kamaboko and plum meat, and the refreshing Ume Ice Cream, which uses Nanko Ume plums.
・Plum Festival Soba: 700 yen (tax included)
・Plum ice cream: 380 yen (tax included)
Sales location: Garden takeout cafe “Hibiscus”
Business hours: 10:00-15:30
* Open every day during the plum festival (except for stormy weather) ■Souvenir sales
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We will sell the popular Karikori Mix, Umeboshi, Ume Jelly, etc., which are perfect for souvenirs from Odawara, which is also a specialty plum production area.
*Sales products are subject to change.
Sales location: Administration building 1st floor entrance souvenir corner Business hours: 9:00-17:00
* Open every day during the plum festival
Odawara Flower Garden Overview
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Tropical Dome Greenhouse (Odawara Flower Garden)
This botanical park opened in 1995. In the main facility “Tropical Dome Greenhouse”, you can enjoy tropical and subtropical plants throughout the year. You can enjoy various flowers throughout the four seasons, such as the “Rose Garden” where you can enjoy the beauty of nature, and the “Japanese iris pond” with about 1,000 plants of 180 varieties.
3798-5 Kuno, Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Admission fee: Free
*Tropical dome greenhouse is charged
(200 yen for adults, 100 yen for elementary and junior high school students) Parking: Free
148 standard-sized cars (including 6 for people with disabilities) Opening hours: 9:00-17:00
*Entry to the Tropical Dome Greenhouse ends at 16:30.
Closed days:
Mondays (open if Monday is a national holiday and closed the following day) Weekdays immediately after public holidays (including shinkyu) New year holiday season
Contact information
Odawara Flower Garden Management Office
Designated Manager: Odawara Flower Garden Partners
(Representative company: Yokohama Ryokuchi Co., Ltd. / Members: Izuhakone Railway Co., Ltd., Kato Landscape Co., Ltd.)
Location: 3798-5 Kuno, Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture
TEL: 0465-34-2814
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SNS (Instagram): *Yokohama Ryokuchi Co., Ltd. is a regional strategic subsidiary of Seibu Landscape Co., Ltd.
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