the coming of spring

Spring has recently come. Needless to say, I think spring is a cherry blossom in Japan. As you know, cherry blossoms are the national flower of Japan. Cherry blossoms bloom from March to early April. At that time, people who want to go see cherry blossoms look for recommended places to see the best scenery of cherry blossoms. However, in spring in Japan, there are many other flowers besides cherry blossoms. It talks about the unique colors, shapes, and scents of flowers.

1. Wisteria (Fuji):

In English, the wisteria flower is a famous Kyushu flower. When it blooms at the same time as cherry blossoms, it blooms for a short time like cherry blossoms. Ashikaga Flower Park in Kyushu is a famous park. It consists of wisteria, azaleas, and buttons, so the park becomes very bright when it goes around in spring.What stands out is the 150-year-old wisteria in the Ashikaga Park. It blooms in the Kanto region, so it is later than Kyushu, and it is from late April to mid-May. I recommend Maishima Park if you want to see it in Kanto. Maishima Park is a natural monument in Tokyo. You can see wisteria, the quiet shrine is close, and there is nature around the park that makes it easy to take a walk.Although wisteria is a native plant of Kyushu, wisteria in Maishima Park is older than the Ashikaga Flower Park. The oldest wisteria over there is about 800 years old.

2. camellia

Next is Tsubaki! In English, it is a flower called camellia. The flower is also popular in Korea. Japanese camellia and Korean camellia are slightly different. In Japan, pink is more characteristic, and in Korea, reddish is closer to the color than in Japan. Do you know? Tsubaki is a drinkable flower. In Korea, there are many camellia trees, so the flowers are treated as tea in spring. Tsubaki Festival is held in Izu from January to March. Let's look at the flowers that are not very popular when we wander around the village aimlessly.