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May Poppy and Flower Festival | KOUNOSU
May 12 @ 09:00 - May 27 @ 16:00
Kounosu Flower Festival – The poppy festival that is held annually in Konosu is quite well known, but they also have other flower festivals around the same time. Each of the festivals is carried out at different locations. The city of Konosu hold different events on the weekends during the flower festival periods.
The open garden is not just one location, but a number of gardens near the poppy fields that allow people to visit during the two weekends of the open garden festival. You will need to use a guide map to find and visit the locations as they are not marked on any online map. Here is the latest guide map, Japanese only: Konosu 2018 Open Garden Guide Map
May 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th: Open Garden with performances scheduled each day.
May 12th to 20th: Hanahisa No Sato Rose Festival with events on the 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th.
Map and more detailed information (PDF) – Japanese only: Kakyu no Sato Rose Festival line up and map
Konosu Poppy Festival
The poppy field in Konosu is the largest in Japan at 12.5 hectares. There are an estimated 30,000,000 poppies in bloom.
May 19th to 27th: Poppy Festival at Japan’s largest poppy field with special events on the 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th. There will be stage and live performances each day. There will be a small mascot event on the 27th and 28th of which the 27th will have the most mascots visiting. On the 20th only they allow people view the fields from Japan’s longest water pipe, which is above the fields. Last year this event was cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.
Full line up on the Konosu 2018 flower festival flyers (PDF).
Here is a personal account of the festival in English (I have no affiliation to this blog):
Kounosu Flower Festival Access
Take the “Flower Go” 「フラワー号」Mamuro course 「馬室コース」bus from JR Konosu Station’s west exit to the kyuushoku sentaa 「給食センター」. The poppy fields are about a 5 minute walk from this station.
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