The Chichibu area is known for its Dahlia. The Dahlia Garden at Mt Ryokami Fumoto Hana no Sato is one of the largest and most popular places to see Dahlia in Saitama. The garden has opened yearly, during the dahlia season, despite the pandemic.
Mt Ryokami Dahlia Garden
The Dahlia Garden at Mt Ryokami opens annually in Autumn. It generally opens from September 1st until November 3rd. The park opens from 9 am to 4.30 pm during the period of the dahlia bloom.
Before the pandemic, they called it the dahlia festival. But there has not been a ‘festival’ since 2019. But the garden has been open to the public during the bloom period.
However, they sometimes close on days of heavy rain. You can check the most up-to-date information on the official website before setting out for the day.
There are 350 types of dahlia with 5000 dahlia in total grown over 10,000 m². They grow rarely seen type of dahlia. They sell dahlia too. Entry to the park costs 400 yen per adult. Parking is free.
They normally have a shuttle bus that goes to the dahlia garden from Mitsumineguchi station. However, in 2020 on account of the Coronavirus they did not offer that service. That maybe the situation in 2022 too. There is a public bus that goes from Seibu Chichibu station. However, please note it is very infrequent (once a day on a weekday). There is free parking available for 50 cars.
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This post was initially on the events calendar which was removed from the “In Saitama” website in August of 2021.