Tulips at the Hana no Oasis during tulip festival

Information for the tulip festival and the flowers that bloom in April at the flower oasis, “Hana no Oasis”, in Konosu. As of March 25th the flowers still had not flowered, but after the warm weather this past weekend, I’m pretty sure they’ll have started flowering in time for the tulip festival this weekend.

Konosu Tulip Festival 2024

The Konosu tulip festival is a popular two day event each year in April. In 2024 it will be on Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th, from 9 am to 3 pm, weather permitting, at ‘Hana no Oasis’. You will find more information about Hana no Oasis in the next section. There are stage events on both days of the festival and there several other events. For example, you can experience planting tulips or digging bulbs. However, the tulip related events have a charge. There are free experiences too, such as a petting zoo, but that is on the Saturday only.

Hana no Oasis, Konosu

Spring flowers at Hana no Oasis

Hana no Oasis (or Flower Oasis) is a community garden. It is open to the public all the time, not just when the festival is on. According to the prefecture it is the birthplace of flower production in Konosu City. It is located in a rural area of Konosu amid dozens of paddy fields. The garden is landscaped by volunteers through the seasons. The tulips are the highlight of spring and the sunflowers the highlight of Autumn. The field isn’t particularly large, but it is very picturesque and draws thousands of admirers in each season. There is no entry fee into the Hana no Oasis. Its actually just a large field.

Spring flowers at Hana no Oasis

tulips in hana no oasis konosu

In Spring the main attraction of the garden is tulips. It is the joint third most popular place in Saitama Prefecture to admire tulips, along with Fukaya Green Park. Both Hana no Oasis and Fukaya Green Park are placed after Omiya Hana no Oka and Shinrin Park.

Tulips

yellow tulips konosu

Supposedly there are approximately 40,000 tulips in the garden. Almost double what is at Omiya Hana no Oka. However, having visited both, it certainly didn’t seem like there were more tulips at Hana no Oasis. Quite the opposite actually.

Tulips at Hana no Oasis Konosu

Other flowers

Shibazakura

Shibazakura at Hana no Oasis Konosu

The shibazakura (moss phlox) display in the garden is quite small, but it is very pretty. There are pink, white and purple phlox.

Peonies

The peonies typically bloom around the same time as the tulips at this location.

Wisteria

Wisteria at Hana no Oasis in Konosu Saitama Prefecture

There is wisteria display beside the mixed flower display. There is a rest area under the hanging wisteria.

Autumn information here

Information

Event: Hana no Oasis tulip festival 花のオアシスフェア チューリップまつり

Dates: Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th 2024.

Time: from 9 am to 3 pm.

Cost: there is no admission fee, but each of the tulip related events cost money. For example, to plant a tulip costs 1500 yen. To dig ten costs 500 yen and you get to keep the flowers on the bulb.

Venue: Hana no Oasis, 736 Teraya, Konosu, Saitama 365-0071. I noticed that ‘Hana no Oasis’ has been removed from Google Maps. I don’t know why! So I have pinned the location, you can view it on Google Maps here.

Access

There is free parking for 48 cars beside the garden. You can also park at Konosu Agricultural Products Market Pansy House for free. The car park there is even larger with parking for about 100 cars. There is also a rest area there with a nice bakery. They have public facilities too, such as toilets, vending machines and a smoking area.

By public transport you can get a community bus “flower go” from Kita Konosu Station on the Takasaki Line. It costs 200 yen per adult, 100 yen for school aged children and it is free for children under 6 years old. Alight at Teraya Higashi bus stop「寺谷東団地」.

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