See a Million Cosmos in Bloom at the Kurihama Cosmos Festival in Kanagawa
Visit Kurihama Flower Park in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa to see the stunning sight of a million cosmos flowers in bloom! The Kurihama Cosmos Festival is held from September to October. This event is completely free to enter, and if you come at the right time, you can even leave with your own bouquet of cosmos flowers to take home! Read on for all the details of this gorgeous early autumn event in Kanagawa.
Sep 19 2019 (May 22 2020)
Cosmos Festival at Kurihama Flower Park
Cosmos Festival: from early September to late October
Kurihama Flower Park boasts one of the largest flower fields in the Miura Peninsula area. The flower fields spread out over the gentle slopes of this hillside garden creating a truly stunning sight. From early September, visitors can see around a million cosmos blossoms in Yokosuka City's Kurihama Flower Garden. To coincide with these days, the park is holding a free Cosmos Festival.
One feature of this Cosmos Festival is its longevity; with four cosmos varieties (Lemon Bright, Sensation, Sensation Dazzler, and Yellow Campus) blooming one after the other, these flower fields remain in bloom all the way from early September to late October. The garden paths seem to pass right into the fields and there are some really gorgeous photo spots as well, so you'll definitely want to check out this hidden gem not far from Tokyo to experience Japan's gorgeous flower fields!
Flower Picking Rally: end of October
On the last weekend of the Kurihama Cosmos Festival, visitors can take part in the park's unique Flower Picking Rally.
To wrap up the Cosmos Festival, visitors can pick their own cosmos bouquet and take them home as a souvenir of the event. If you’re just traveling through the area, a pressed flower from the Kurihama flower fields could make for a really nice souvenir!
Just like the rest of the festival, the Kurihama Cosmos Festival Flower Picking Rally is free for all to enjoy.
About Kurihama Flower Park
Kurihama Flower Park is a large public park located just a 15-minute walk from Kurihama Station. Admission is free, and the park is open 24 hours a day, so visitors can get some really stunning photos if they head over early in the morning.
Its seasonal poppy and cosmos fields bloom with about a million flowers over 1,800 square meters in spring and autumn respectively. At the end of both flower festivals, flower picking events are held so visitors can take their own hand-picked bouquet home with them.
For more information about the park, check out the the official website below.
Don't Miss the Kurihama Cosmos Festival!
The Kurihama Flower Garden in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, is most famous for its million-strong poppy and cosmos fields, but this park has plenty to offer year-round. Kids are sure to have a thrilling time with the playground equipment here, such as a Godzilla-shaped slide and rock climbing walls! The footbaths, ocean-view barbeques, and restaurants available are also perfect for a break after enjoying a stroll through the flower fields.
Don't miss the Cosmos Festival, and be sure to take advantage of all there is to see and do at Kurihama Flower Garden!
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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.