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Plumed Cockscomb (Celosia) and Toadstools in Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA
August 23 @ 08:00 - October 13 @ 17:00￥450
The plumed cockscomb, also known as Celosia, are a relatively recent addition to Shinrin Park. In the inaugral year they had about 50,000, but now there are approximately 500,000.
They generally bloom the last week of August ( around August 23rd), and come into full bloom early September. Of course weather and other factors can influence the blooming dates. Below is a photo of them in full bloom in mid-September 2017.
The plumed cockscomb in Shinrin park are red, yellow and pink. They are beside the large open playing field where the giant balls are, near the West Entrance. It is close to both of the playgrounds at the West gate as well as the water splash park, which is still open in early September.
Usually around the same time you can also see various colorful toadstools. You will find these at various locations in the shaded areas of trees along the main walking route from the West to the South gate.
Park entry is 450 per adult, no charge for children.
Access Plumed Cockscomb at Shinrin Park
The nearest train station is Shinrin Koen Station on the Tobu Tojo line. You can get a bus to the West gate of the park from the station:
From Shinrin-koen Station on the Tobu Tojo Line
From the official site:
Get off at Shinrin-koen Station on the Tobu Tojo Line, and there is a bus stop and taxi stand at the North Exit. It is approx. a 3 km (approx. 40 min.) walk to the Shinrin Park’s South Gate.
Bus: To Shinrin Park South Exit (Running on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays only), Get on the direct bus to Shinrin-koen,and get off at the last stop
To Kumagaya Sta. South Exit and To Rissho Daigaku, for South gate get off at Namerikawa Chugakko, and walk approx. 5 min. For West Gate, Get off at Shinrin-koen West Ent., and it is directly before you
From Kumagaya Station on the JR Takasaki Line
From the official site:
Get off at Kumagaya Station on the JR Takasaki Line, and there is a bus stop at the South Exit.
BUS: To Shinrin-koen Station, For West Gate: Get off at Shinrin-koen West Ent., and it is directly before you. For South Gate: Get off at Shinrin-koen South Ent.,
and it is directly before you
There is plenty of parking. It is charged by the day. At the central gate there is additional independent parking lots. They are cheaper than the park’s parking costs. However, they are normally only open on weekends and public holidays. And some of them are quite a distance from the gate. Bear in mind that this particular gate is also quite far from the nearest play area.
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