From Fukuoka we made our way to Tokyo, but we didn’t really spend much time in the city. We went to see Mt. Fuji and also to go on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. On our first day (May 3, 2018) we spent a day at the Fuji Shiba-sakura Festival. It’s a beautiful festival held at this resort full of thousands and thousands of shiba-sakura or “pink moss”. 🙂
Click the link below check out more photos and read more information about this festival. 🙂
- How to get to the Fuji Shiba Sakura Festival?
- Via Train
- Opening Dates and Hours
- Rates / Entrance Fees
- Types of Shiba-sakura in the Festival
- Food at the Festival
- Gift Store
- Map of the Fuji Shiba Sakura Festival
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How to get to the Fuji Shiba Sakura Festival?
Location: Fuji Motosuko Resort
212 Motosu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
This is what my family and I did. From Shinjuku station we travelled to Otsuki station, transferred to another train then headed to the Kawaguchiko Station. We then took the Shiba-sakura liner which took us straight to the festival grounds. If you have the JR Pass, it doesn’t cover the train from Otsuki to Kawaguchiko so you’ll have to buy separate tickets for this.
Opening Dates and Hours
2018 – April 14, 2018 (Saturday) to May 27, 2018 (Sunday)
2019 – April 13, 2019 (Saturday) to May 26, 2019 (Sunday)
8:00AM* to 5:00PM
*Note: If the park is already crowded in the morning, they may open earlier.
Rates / Entrance Fees
Adults (junior high school ad older) – 600 yen
Children (older than 2 years) – 250 yen
*Pets are forbidden inside the park
Types of Shiba-sakura in the Festival
- McDaniel’s Cushion
- Giant Rose
- Autumn Rose
- Scarlet Frame
- Oakington Blue-Eyes
- Mont Blanc
- Little Dot
Food at the Festival
Unfortunatlly I wasn’t able to get a lot of photos of the food stalls. Here’s a short list of some food you can buy here:
- Yoshida Udon
- Koshu Pumpkin Hoto Stew
- Fujinomiya Yakisoba
- Fujiyama Taiyaki
- Fujisan Fried Fish Paste
- Sakura shrimp tempura soba
- Dumpling (photo below!)
- Raindrop cake
- Steamed bun with red bean paste
Map of the Fuji Shiba Sakura Festival
While we were waiting for our bus to arrive we went for a quick walk across the road from Kawaguchiko Station and found this store! They sell cute little trinkets and souvenirs 🙂 We didn’t buy anything since we bought most of our souvenirs from Don Quixote.
Hope you guys enjoyed reading my blog about the Fuji Shiba-sakura Festival. It was so nice to visit! Loved seeing the pretty flowers and of course, Mt. Fuji! ♥ If you want to know more info, you can check out their official website here.
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