Of all the Festivals in Japan, the Japanese plum festival is one of the most charming.
As the weather becomes warmer, the nature becomes beautiful. It is time to go out and enjoy the beginning of the spring in Japan. February is the best time for viewing plum blossoms in the Honshu region, Japan. Take a walk in your neighborhood to view the pretty plum blossoms! Also, visit plum blossom festivals held at this time of the year.
Plum Festivals in Japan :
Atami Plum Garden (Atami Baien)
Atami baien is located in Atami-city, Shizuoka Pref. Atami baien is 15min. by bus from Atami station. To get to Atami station, take the JR Tokaido line train or Tokaido. It takes about one hour if you take shinkansen from Tokyo and about two hours from Osaka. From Atami station, take the bus for Aino-hara-Danchi or for Baien to Baien-mae stop.
Mito Kairaku-en Plum Festival
Kairakuen Park is located in Mito City , Ibaraki Pref. From late February to early March each year, the Plum Festival is held. Kairakuen Park is one of the three great parks of Japan: the other two are Kenrokuen Park in Kanazawa and Korakuen Park in Okayama. The ninth Mito Clan Lord, Nariaki Tokugawa created this park in 1841. This 13-hectare park has 3,000 plum trees of 100 varieties, so you can view pink and white blossoms all over. Mito is just north of Tokyo. It takes about one hour by the JR Joban line express train to Mito from Ueno, Tokyo.