Information for the Spring flowers and tulip festival in April at the flower oasis “Hana no Oasis” in Konosu. Plus information for the Hina Dolls displays in March at Pansy House, one of the satellite sites of the Konosu Surprising Dolls Festival.
Hana no Oasis, Konosu
Hana no Oasis (or Flower Oasis) is a community garden. Moreover, 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.
|Hina Dolls Display Pansy House|
Pansy House is about a six minute walk (1 minute drive) from Hana no Oasis. Pansy House is the Konosu Agricultural Products Market for flowers. Each year in February and early March they have a Hina Pyramid and a flower Hina arrangement, both pictured above, as part of the larger Konosu Surprising Dolls Festival. The main dolls festival is on from February 17th until March 4th in 2023, but you can see these Hina displays at Pansy House from February 7th to March 5th.
Spring flowers at Hana no Oasis
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.
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. I can confirm, after doing a drive-by in February, that the tulips have been planted in 2023! When they will bloom remains to be seen! Generally its the first two weeks in April, but they have bloomed in March before.
Tulip Festival 2023
The Tulip Festival is on Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th from 9 am to 3 pm. Weather may effect the activities at the festival. <Update April 6th 2023: Konosu City posted today to say there will be no flower picking due to the condition of the tulips.> While access to the field is free, individual flower events are charged. For example, the planting experience event costs 1000 yen per person. Up to 40 people can participate.
There is also a picking event which costs 200 yen per person to pick 5 tulips.
There will be a free petting zoo at the festival. It is scheduled for Saturday from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm, but will be pushed back to Sunday if the weather is bad on Saturday. There are also live performances planned for both days. They maybe cancelled last minute depending on the weather.
The shibazakura (moss phlox) display in the garden is quite small, but it is very pretty. There are pink, white and purple phlox.
The peonies have started to bloom, but at a very different pace. The red peonies are furthest along.
There is wisteria display beside the mixed flower display. The wisteria has also started to bloom, a little earlier than normal. There is a rest area under the hanging wisteria.
|Hana no Oasis|
|Season:||Hina Dolls February to early March.|
Tulips around the end of March to early April.
2023 Tulip Festival: April 8th and 9th.
|Address:||Flower Oasis Park, 736 Teraya, Konosu, Saitama 365-0071|
|Online:||Official website for Konosu – the web page for Hana no Oasis is temporarily not available in February 2023 as they update the Konosu website.|
Official website for Pansy House.
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 300 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」.