Hanamiyama Park

Hanamiyama Park, Fukushima: Hours, Address, Hanamiyama Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Hanamiyama Park
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

4.5
178 reviews
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47
Average
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Poor
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Andrew C
Fukushima, Japan14 contributions
A Flower Paradise
Apr 2019 • Friends
This park is free and open all year round, but best viewed in April during cherry blossom season. There is a special bus (500 yen return) from Fukushima Station during April. At other times you'll need to take the local buses which drops you 15 minutes walk from the park entrance. Great views of Fukushima City from the top of the hill.
Written July 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GordonAdelaide
Nihonmatsu, Japan130 contributions
Great place to see Cherry Blossoms plus
May 2019 • Couples
We drove to the Park and found there was no parking near the park during the busy seasons. We were directed to a designated parking area and caught the free shuttle from there after paying a minimal parking fee.

There was a large food court set up at the park bus stop with a variety of snack foods. We walked up the hill following the paths/crowd. As well as the blossoms there were plenty of wildflowers and tulips flowering during the 3-4 km round trip.

We walked to the top of the hill for a view over Fukushima city towards the mountains behind. There were other food and drink stops along the way and flowers everywhere.

At the base of the park there are several nurseries and gift shops worth browsing through including a spot to sit and soak your feet in volcanic water.
Written June 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Unagi Travel
Tokyo, Japan619 contributions
Beautiful cherry blossoms, plum and much more!
Apr 2018 • Friends
You can take a nice stroll along the slopes and enjoy the beautiful cherry, plum and forsythia blossoms. Only open to public in April.
Written August 3, 2018
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Valerie C
Chicago, IL276 contributions
Cherry blossoms
Apr 2018 • Couples
Great spot to see the cherry blossoms. Not overrun by tourists (at least not western tourists). Beautiful colors and views.
Written June 15, 2018
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Finke
Minato, Japan71 contributions
Beautiful - but be super early
Apr 2018 • Couples
Visited Hanamiyama Park today - a few days after peak for cherry blossoms.

I feel it is absolutely worth the trip from Tokyo because the colors are just breathtakingly beautiful. Contrary to many similar places that go through one tree or flower blooming one after the other or even just one per season, this park has a composition of early and late cherries, peaches and perhaps almonds, a bunch of Japanese flowering shrubs and trees which I cannot name, canola, tulips and others.

The contrasting colors are often stunning and despite everything being the product of careful landscaping planning the walk still provides for a pleasant “nature” experience.

There are paths between 25 and 60 minutes and admission is free.

The longer paths might provide good views of the snow covered mountains including “little Fuji” towards the West if cloud cover permits.

Strong recommendation: be there no later than 8:30 am to avoid the Shibya-Crossing feel of the whole thing - it got very busy after 9:00. The shuttle bus from the station runs as of 9:00 am but taxis run at a 1550 JPY fixed rate earlier.

You can take the shuttle bus back to the station after enjoying local food, juice, sake etc and after buying local produce to bring home from the multiple vendors lining the access to the park.

For all who are still concerned about 2011: we came past a few dosimetry signs or billboards that all showed levels much lower than your trip back home to visit grandpa. Just enjoy a perfect day of escape from Kanto. Fukushima prefecture seems very beautiful.

Written April 8, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hfot2 🌸🍁🌸
Vermont6,575 contributions
Stunning Sakura!
Apr 2017 • Couples
From the bus drop off parking area to the mountain you walk through a residential/commercial area and you begin to think you might have come to the wrong place. Forge ahead - wondrous sights await. The walk through the village at first seems long and dull. Keep going!

You will pass stalls selling local produce, flower plants, saplings and food. There's a cafe where you can sit down and eat and booths selling drinks. A farmers' market atmosphere pervades the place.

Walking further along, we dawdled at the base taking photos - at some of the spots from which we chose to shoot, we saw signs with icons indicating that this was a prime photo spot - the spots are obvious to a photographer, the signs not really necessary.

A small shrine, a rock garden, a tulip garden with huge koi flags flapping overhead in the wind - we let all this wait until we walked up the trail and came back down, hoping to walk to the top before even more crowds arrived.

There are three trails - we choose the longest to get to see the most. It was not challenging.

The views on the walk up and from the viewpoint at the top were beautiful. Sakura cover the slopes running from near to the far distance. The palette is white, pink and rose, with yellow and red thrown in for good measure. The photo ops are plentiful. Enjoy!

Tips for visitors:
Easy access from Sendai to Fukushima by train (20 minutes) using our JR Pass, then a bus (¥500) to Hanamiyama.

Keep your bus ticket for the return trip. Very well organized transport crew got everyone from the train to the waiting buses in jig time. The yellow-jacketed crew will sell you tickets and give you bus schedules. Ask for a map (some were available in English).

Even in peak sakura with masses of people, there was not a long wait for the next bus and in 15-20 minutes we were at the parking area.

There are (portable/temporary) toilets at the base - use them before you climb up [and after ;)].

To get back to the train station, reverse your trip. Find the bus stop in the parking lot, board the crowded bus (we stood all the way in both directions), and catch train. It helps to get schedules before departing the station for the bus and the train to your destination.
Written February 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Winnugroho
Jakarta, Indonesia30 contributions
Fukushima city scenery from above
Apr 2017
Unique city of Fukushima has a high peak in the middle of it. Climb and see the city from above. It has small parks for children to play and there is a shrine on the top of the hill.
Written May 30, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Annie89302
Bangkok, Thailand109 contributions
Beautiful park with multicolor flowers
Apr 2017 • Family
It is very nice to visit the park at the right time, when the flowers are blooming. The round trip shuttle bus takes about 15 minutes, costs 500 yen and runs regularly from bus stop in front of Fugushima train station. Entrance fee is free. There are 3 routes to walk up the hill. Everything is well organized.
Written April 22, 2017
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Greg B
40 contributions
Hanamiyama Hike
Jul 2016 • Couples
Great hikes, beautiful scenery. Plenty of photo opportunities. Hiking in the summer can be a bit sweatier than usual. The high humidity is oppressive. Best to visit early in the morning before the heat gets too much.
Written July 30, 2016
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SGI2014
Atlanta, GA15 contributions
heaven for photographer and artists
Apr 2016
Wish I could visit every Spring.. Painters and photographers visit here from all of Japan. Hard to believe its admission free. The honor wants us to enjoy the beauty of nature. What a sincerity..
Written July 23, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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