Fuji Shiba Sakura Festival

Fuji Shiba Sakura Festival

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. 🙂

Sakura Flowers
How pretty! ♥
Fuji Shiba Sakura Festival
I love the shades of pink! ♥

How to get to the Fuji Shiba Sakura Festival?

Location: Fuji Motosuko Resort
212 Motosu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

Via Train

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.

Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji ♥
It was a little overcast and chilly but so glad we had a good view!

Rates / Entrance Fees

Adults (junior high school ad older) – 600 yen
Children (older than 2 years) – 250 yen
*Pets are forbidden inside the park

Mt. Fuji
Cute little Mt. Fuji replica made out of flowers ♥

Types of Shiba-sakura in the Festival

  • McDaniel’s Cushion
  • Giant Rose
  • Autumn Rose
  • Tama-no-Nagare
  • Scarlet Frame
  • Oakington Blue-Eyes
  • Mont Blanc
  • Little Dot
Fuji Shiba Sakura Festival
Fuji Shiba Sakura Festival
Here’s is the view from the lookout, located at the back of the resort.
Mt- Fuji
It’s not a huge lookout so it does get a little crowded.

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

Gift Store

Shiba-sakura store

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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  1. I love how easy and frequent trains are in Japan. You got some great shots of Mt. Fuji and the Sakuras. You have great informative maps as well.

  2. Woow so beautiful in backdrop of mount fuji.Would love to visit it and loved reading your expwrience.

  3. This is so beautiful! I have never heard of the Fuji Shibazakura Festival before. Thanks for the info.

  4. Gorgeous! I haven’t been to Mt. Fuji yet, but it seems like the Sakura festival is the time to go. All the pink makes for amazing photos.

  5. Flowers always attract me. Love the shades of pink, lilac and an awesome view of Mt Fuji in the backdrop.

  6. Beautiful photos! Festivals are becoming more and more popular, and who can resist the gorgeous Mt. Fuji in the background? This is an Instagrammer’s dream.

  7. What a lovely view of the Fuji Mountain. Japan is on my travel bucket list and now so is this festival. And oh my gosh, those are the cutest dumplings I’ve seen!

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