Ten rose gardens in Saitama Prefecture, commutable from Tokyo. The main period of bloom for roses in Saitama is the month of May. However, there are also autumn roses that bloom in October. In addition, there are winter roses too and even a few varieties that bloom out of the main seasons. This post contains a selection of ten rose gardens in Saitama, that have particularly nice rose displays.
Like most of these ’round up’ type posts, its more to serve as an index – so you can easily find the rose related posts as we approach the season. Please click on the “read more” on each entry to be brought to detailed information for that particular location, including address and map. However, I have also added all ten to a Google My Map for your convenience, which you will find at the bottom of this post. The numbers on the map match the sequence of the locations in this post.
10 rose gardens in Saitama Prefecture
Ten places to see roses in Saitama Prefecture:
- Saitama’s largest rose garden
- Japan’s longest rose tunnel
- Rural setting rose garden by a campsite
- Stunning rose garden with a cafe
- Roses near Tokyo
- Rose garden at a period house
- For a mix of seasonal flowers
- Open garden at a private residence
- Roadside station roses
- Roses at a scenic park
1. Saitama’s largest rose garden
Saitama’s largest rose garden is in Choseishiki (Chosei Seko) memorial park in Ina Town. Inamachi is known as a rose town. Their rose festival is one of the largest in the Kanto plain. The spring rose festival is quite famous throughout Japan. And its already started this year, May 6th 2022…
2. Japan’s longest rose tunnel
Heiseinomori Park is a municipal park in the rural town of Kawajima. They don’t promote it as much as they used to, but they claim to have the longest rose tunnel in Japan. This is a nice park with kids and during the rose season they have a festival…
3. Rural setting Rose Garden by a campsite
This rose garden is tucked away in a corner of Moroyama town in the crevice of forested hill. It is right beside Yuzu no Sato campground. Takinoiri Rose Garden only opens for a few weeks a year: two weeks in spring and two in Autumn. In a non pandemic year there are some open gardens during the season too…
4. Stunning rose garden at a cafe
Greenfinger Cafe in Tsurugashima is owned by multi award winning rose gardeners. So it is no surprise that the garden of the cafe, although small, is particularly stunning. Lunch at the cafe costs around 2000 yen, but it is worth every yennie for the breathtaking view…
5. Roses near Tokyo
Of the gardens on this list, the Yono Park rose garden is the closest to Tokyo. Due to its proximity to Tokyo the rose garden can get very congested during prime season. However, it is part of a larger park where you can easily find a quiet spot to yourself! The roses and festival at the park are highly acclaimed…
6. Rose garden at a period house
Every May, Konosu city have a three week flower festival. The highlight of the festival is the poppies, the largest poppy festival and fields in all of Japan. But you can also see roses during the season, at open gardens and Kakyu no Sato, a period house with a restaurant…
7. For a mix of seasonal flowers
Fukya Green Kingdom is an off the beaten path gem worth visiting at least once. The rose garden is quite small, but the beauty of this location is that you can see several other flowers at the same time. They also sell flowers on site and if you are in the market for a birdhouse, you can pick one of those up here too!
8. Open garden at a private residence
The second location on the map from Moroyama Town, Garden Cafe Greenrose is an open garden in a private residence. However, unlike most open gardens, it actually has a seasonal cafe too! The garden (and cafe) only opens for about six or seven weeks in spring and a couple of weeks in Autumn…
In 2023, I will be replacing this entry with Bara no Komichi in Ageo City.
9. Roadside station roses
If you are travelling to Chichibu from Tokyo via the Kan-etsu expressway, you will pass Hanazono Forest when you alight at the Hanazono Interchange. It is well worth a stop, not just for the roses, but the sweets / desserts too! You can even pick strawberries here at this time of year (subject to availability).
10. Roses at a scenic park
Chikozan park is a large recreational park in Sayama City. In places it is quite au naturel, but it also has several manicured flower areas. Including a rose garden. The park has several attractions, including a great little zoo, so it is suitable for a family day out. You can even rent a cabin overnight there!
This is just a selection, there are of course dozens of other places to see roses in Saitama Prefecture. If you are travelling along the Kanetsu expressway you can even see them at the Little Prince Parking area. In addition, there are dozens of parks with some roses, some displays are larger than others. For example, Kamihira park in Ageo has quite a beautiful display. There are also open gardens in cities such as Konosu and Sakado. Moreover, there are dozens of garden cafes that boast picturesque rose displays in May. If there any you would like to recommend, please do drop a comment.