Late
Mar
~
Late
Apr

Sakura Tulip Festival

9:00am – 4:00pm
Free

The annual Sakura Tulip Festival is the largest celebration of the tulip in the Kanto area. There are 80 varieties represented among the over half a million flowers in bloom at Sakura Furusato Square.

The name is confusing, yes: Sakura here does not refer to cherry blossoms. Rather, it’s the name of the city in Chiba Prefecture where the festival is held.

In addition to the multi-colored array of tulips, there will be food trucks and stalls, a tulip market, and a photo contest. On weekends, there will be Dutch organ performances (at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm), bouncy slides and trampolines for kids (extra cost), and pleasure boat cruises (adult/child ¥1,000/¥500) on Lake Inba.

Getting to the Sakura Tulip Festival

Sakura Tulip Festival
Photo by iStock.com/Masaaki Ohashi

Coming from Tokyo, take a Keisei Main Line train from Keisei Ueno Station — yes, this is the same line as the cheap trains to Narita Airport — to Keisei Sakura Station. This will take a little less than an hour on the fastest train and cost ¥740. (All main line trains stop at Sakura). From Keisei Sakura Station there are a few options to get to the park: a 10-minute taxi, a rental cycle, or a 40-minute walk. Rental cycles can be found outside the south exit of Keisei Sakura Station, first come first served, for ¥500 a day.

If you’re coming by car, parking is ¥1,000.

For more spring blossom inspiration, check out our guide to the best flower festivals happening in and around Tokyo this season.

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