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. It has an average rating of 4.2 (out of 5) from 449 reviews on Google Maps. The garden has opened annually 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.
Season: daily from September 1st to November 3rd, but sometimes the garden doesn’t open if there is wet weather or a typhoon forecasted.
Hours: 9 am to 4.30 pm
Address: Mt Ryokami Fumoto Hana no Sato Dahlia Garden (両神山麓 花の郷 ダリア園), 8240-2 Ryokamisusuki, Ogano Town, Chichibu District, Saitama 〒368-0201
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.
Also in Ogano
Off the beaten path campsite in Ryokami
Midori No Mura: Remote Retreat, Park and Log cabins
Ogano Deer Park and Biker’s shrine
And in the Yoshida area of Chichibu city, which is right beside Ogano;
The cabins at Yoshida Genki Mura in Chichibu
Relaxing Natural Hot Spring, Seine no Yu, in Chichibu
This post was initially on the events calendar which was removed from the “In Saitama” website in August of 2021.
Oh I love this dahlia garden! I go crazy with my camera there every year. So many beautiful colors and varieties of dahlia, and in such a lovely (read remote!) location! Many happy memories of taking a thermos and biscuits there with my brother.
Hey D, sorry I’m only responding now, kids on holiers and all that. You take such beautiful photos