Mini Post – Plum Blossoms Shinrin Park
The plum blossoms are currently blooming at Shinrin Park in Namegawa. They are not quite 100% yet, but they still look very picturesque. It is speculated they will be in full bloom over the coming week.
There is currently (March 4th 2018) some Wintersweet still in bloom and in a handful of areas within the grove there is a beautiful mix of yellow Wintersweet, and pink and white plum blossoms.
There are plum blossoms dotted here and there in the park, but the main plum blossom grove is near the South Entrance, beside the Cherry Blossom grove where the trees are currently completely bare.
More detailed information about Shinrin Park
Official URL: http://www.shinrinkoen.jp/
Plum Blossoms Shinrin Park Access
You can get a bus to the South Entrance of Shinrin Park from Tobu Tojo line’s Shinrin Koen station. To walk it takes about 40 minutes from the station. You can also get a bus from Kumagaya Station on the JR Takasaki Line.
The park is vast so if you do come in from another gate you have either a long walk ahead of you or you can rent a bike or ride the park bus to get close to the area of the plum blossoms.
There is parking at the south entrance. Like all entrances, the car park costs 620 yen for one day.