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
- A secret rose garden cafe!
- 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. The festival will start on May 10th in 2023…
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. During the rose season they have a spring festival in the town. This is a nice park with kids and they have a water play area beside the rose tunnel…
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. Outside of the season, you can’t get onto the grounds so it is a rare chance to view this landscape garden…
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 at the largest poppy fields in all of Japan. But you can also see poppies and corncockles in Fukiage and there are open gardens too. In addition, the rose garden at Kakyu no Sato, a period house with a restaurant, is also part of the flower festival…
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. A secret rose garden cafe
Bara no Komichi, which means rose path, is an off-the-beaten-path cafe in Ageo City. It has actually been around for many years, but has managed to stay covert. The cafe and garden are actually open all year round, but the best time to visit the garden is when the roses are in bloom. Which is generally the month of May, particularly the middle of the month…
This entry replaced Garden Cafe Greenrose in 2023.
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.
That rose tunnel at Heiseinomori Park must smell wonderful!
It certainly does John, hopefully some day you can enjoy the aroma yourself. 🙂 Thanks a million for your support John, I really appreciate it.
I beg your pardon? I never promised you a rose garden! Ok that’s a song from like the 70s probably a reference you wont get lol! You do love your flowers! Some nice ones here and some great shots of said flowers!